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I want to try to make a porcelain figure move by the techniques used in Automatons. I just finished reading the book Hugo and I want to see if I can create a simple movement. So the research begins. My right brain is highly developed but alas…my left brain is a shriveled up brown chewed up thing gathering dust under the bed.

Here’s some links to start my education of all things moving.

– This one explains in very good detail how to make a wind up toy

To buy the overall gearbox already manufactured .Focus on the design of the toy and apply the gearbox assembly

However if you want to take the windup art to a higher level you can build the gearbox from scratch

To buy clockwork springs go here:



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