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Here is the present I made for a birthday today. It’s a paper zoetrope from Rob Ives.com! Not my best job, alas, because the wheel wobbles in spite of my best efforts, but it works! See another video of the … Continue reading
No, really: A fellow in Poland made this by hand–right down to cutting and shaping the gears by hand. Yes, that’s a standard wine glass, not a giant one. Thanks to my husband for the original link from Make magazine. … Continue reading
Continuing with the paper automata: After the first experiment with the Simple Crank Slider mechanism, I decided to try heavier card and a more ambitious model. Once again I went to Rob Ives’s site and downloaded a popular and apparently-simple … Continue reading
To get a better understanding of basic automata for a writing project in progress. I don’t really have the space or money for a wood or metal workshop, so, although there are some differences due to the materials, the basics … Continue reading