automaton

This Automaton Blows Bubbles at the Push of a Button

Eric Hart built an automaton that moves its arms, dips a wand into soap, and brings it to her mouth to blow bubbles.

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Weekend Watch: B2Builds Dives into Electronics and Woodworking

Woodworking and electronics, automatons and camera sliders. Ben Brandt’s YouTube channel offers lots of cool projects.

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This Clockwork Carpenter Is Made from a Single 2×4

This clockwork carpenter is an automaton, which is a self-operating machine that can be made out of different materials. Evidence of them dates back hundreds of years, and I’m always excited when I see a new one pop up. I’ve mostly seen them made out of paper, but it’s a real treat to see a wooden […]

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Attack of the Killer Tomato

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.

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Dug North launches online automata plans index

Respected automata builder, blogger, and long-time MAKE pal Dug North has started collating plans for whirligigs, mechanical toys, and other automata in a single page.

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