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Automatron

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.

http://www.explainthatstuff.com/how-clockwork-works.html
– 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
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/320643465/gearbox_for_toy.html

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:
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/288058126/Clockwork_Spring.html

Gears:
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/369142234/Clock_Gear_Machine_Gear_Spur_Gear.html

 

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