How to Make Cardboard Automata


  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 write... Read more »

Lego Phonograph

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 »