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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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Turn the Crank and Watch This Mechanical Camping Scene Come to Life

A gift for a long distance partner shows a great use of mechanical design
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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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Watch the Life-Like Motion of This Wooden Hummingbird Automaton

Derek Hugger designs his automata the hard way. He uses Illustrator for the initial basic forms, sketching them out on a Wacom tablet, and then uses animation software to see them in motion. “More than really overthinking it, I just started drawi…

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 th…

New Project: 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 Au…

Love and Rockets on a Road Trip to Maker Faire

In 2010, Natalie and her family made the 10 hour drive from San Diego the Maker Faire Bay Area. They were so excited by what they saw at the Faire that, during the long drive home, they decided they needed to be part of it next year, and that’s how the…