"Automaton" #6: It's .........Aliveeeee!!!!!!!

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Blog entry by mpounders posted 01-18-2012 06:37 AM 5669 reads 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It works! That doesn’t always happen, for me! I still have a little tweaking to do on one cam, but this is pretty much how it will operate. I’ll be able to start on the painting and finishing next, which shouldn’t be too bad.

Of course, one of the things that slows me down, is all the “testing” I just have to do! So, as a thank you to those that have followed my blog, I decided to post a little preview of it in action. Thanks for eeveryone’s encouragement and comments!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#2 posted 01-18-2012 06:49 AM

Excellent work and must be a labor of love but… please….........

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 01-18-2012 06:55 AM

Excellent job….

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#4 posted 01-18-2012 07:51 AM

Very cool. Great work…....

-- Brock, Illinois

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#5 posted 01-18-2012 10:00 AM

I love it Mike. Now you have to find some music to go with that. Nice work.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#6 posted 01-18-2012 01:43 PM

That is really cool.. Great job!!!

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#7 posted 01-18-2012 02:07 PM

Mike, I love it. It’s very nicely done.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 01-18-2012 02:10 PM

very kool Mike. nifty mechanics.. I am picturing the villan shootin a pistol sayin “dance sucker, dance” lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 01-18-2012 02:36 PM

That is awesome! I think the wagging tail is my favorite part.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#10 posted 01-18-2012 04:01 PM

I love it!

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#11 posted 01-18-2012 04:06 PM

The dog is where it’s at!!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 01-18-2012 06:43 PM

That’s adorable! The machinery makes it sound like he’s snapping his fingers while he dances.

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#13 posted 01-18-2012 07:42 PM

No way! That’s great! I want one!

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#14 posted 01-18-2012 11:00 PM

That’s great! I love the smug cockiness of the head bobble.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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#15 posted 01-18-2012 11:45 PM

I love these things! They are almost as much fun to make as they are to watch and operate.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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