Automatomania is a site run by a UK couple who restore antique automata and wind-up signing birds. The site has videos of the wind-up machines in action, a gallery of their restoration work, and a workshop, which so far, has precious-little content.

Automatomania – [Thanks, Patti!] Link

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.