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This fantastic automaton created by Keith Newstead shows a gardener watering a large killer tomato and just barely getting snapped up the plant’s jaws. Keith built this colorful and charming machine as a donations box for Occombe Farm in Devon, UK. Be sure to watch to the end of the video above and you’ll get a nice view of its inner workings. [via The Automata / Automaton Blog]

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


  • http://www.AudioBody.com Jason Tardy (of AudioBody)

    Beautiful!

  • http://www.vikits.com/ vic

    Hehe, no microcontroller, no sensor, no servomotor; just cams, rods and springs. Very nice!

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