Josh Burker

Josh Burker

Josh Burker is a Maker with experience in the classroom, as a Maker-In-Residence at the Westport Library MakerSpace in Connecticut, and at home with a 3 year old. From November, 2014 to April, 2015, he and Joseph Schott have led six young makers in grades four through high school in constructing six automata from wood, aluminum, and 3D printed parts for display at the Westport Mini Maker Faire in April, 2015. Josh maintains an online presence on his blog, on Twitter, and a portfolio, including a few automata projects. His book, Invent to Learn Guide to Fun will be published in spring 2015 and available on Amazon.

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  [youtube] Perhaps the most famous automaton, the fabled Turk, ended up being a clever hoax, not a true automaton. To see an honest historical automaton, one needs to visit the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, where Maillardet’s Automaton is displayed. This automaton, built around 1800, is a masterpiece, able to... Read more »

24 tooth gear properly meshed with 24 tooth crown gear

Combine the analog simplicity of LEGO bricks and a vinyl record with digital LEGO WeDo parts and Scratch on your computer to build and program a working phonograph. Read more »