Dug North writes in –

When the you push the button, The Applause Machine claps it’s hands for you. The Applause Machine is a motorized automaton designed by Martin Smith that will be widely available in September of 2008. The piece is constructed of coated steel, brass, Walnut, plastic and a small motor. It measures about 45cm in height and is powered by 2 AAA batteries. It will be available in a number of very nice colors.

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The Designing Automata Kit is great value and fantastic quality. No glue or tools are required, and you will learn about simple mechanics using cams and a crank slider mechanism. Many different designs can be made, and the kit used over and over again. Produced in Thailand using chemical-free rubber wood, from sustainable sources. Make is proud to be the only store this side of the pond to carry this kit.