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In the Maker Shed: Cabaret Mechanical Movement
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The Cabaret Mechanical Movement book is packed with information, diagrams, and useful tips on making your own automata. The book uses machines and automata from the Cabaret Mechanical Theater to explain levers, shafts, cranks, cams, springs, linkages, ratchets, gears, and even coin-op control. This is a great introduction for those inspired to go and make their own work.

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  1. Along these same lines I recently picked up the book “507 Mechanical Movements” from my local bookstore. The book was originally published over 100 years ago, but it’s still a pleasure to read through. As you go through the book, each left-hand page has figures, and each right-hand page has clear, concise descriptions of how each figure operates. It’s seriously fun to find methods of doing things thought up by clever people long ago.

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