Another Automata Project

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Project by AndrewT posted 04-10-2014 08:44 PM 2437 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another attempt at wooden Automata.
I made a few others over the winter, this is by far the most complex.
It’s kind of fun to figure out how to make the parts do what you want them to do.
everything was pretty much eyeballed so no real precision engineering.

Made from scraps of Maple and dowels, a few bits of oak.

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#1 posted 04-10-2014 09:30 PM

Absolutely charming – well done

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#2 posted 04-10-2014 10:36 PM

Fun! Nicely done.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 04-11-2014 02:15 AM

looks like you have alot of patiene combined with creativity – fun to watch

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#4 posted 04-11-2014 08:36 AM

Very nice!

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#5 posted 04-11-2014 11:18 AM

Very cool, looks like fun.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 04-11-2014 02:01 PM

Another winner,very cool.

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#7 posted 04-11-2014 04:46 PM

LOL! No, literally, I laughed out loud. Inventive work, and thanks for the laugh.

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#8 posted 04-11-2014 07:01 PM

Arachnophobia automated. Nice and simple and fun to watch.

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#9 posted 04-12-2014 12:23 AM

Well, it was well thought out, wonderful conversation piece

-- Norman

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