|Project by AndrewT||posted 07-01-2013 11:58 PM||3183 views||16 times favorited||20 comments|
I saw a post from someone here not long ago regarding Automata.. Wooden machines…
I had never really heard of this, but it is right up my alley! WOW there are some complex machines out there!
So this is a first attempt at automata. Fairly simple, and fairly crude, but it works :)
No tape measures or precision engineering involved, everything eyeballed.. parts being 1/4” dowels or cut from 1x pine with a band saw, drilled with a hand held drill. Didn’t have any green paint around so rubbed the wood with leaves of Violet flowers (found in the yard) which worked pretty well.
Pretty addicting little project making it work and all :)
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-- If we could just get everyone to close their eyes and visualize world peace for an hour, imagine how serene and quiet it would be until the looting started.