Making Simple Automata
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||09/05/2014|
|INSIDE:||110 colour photographs|
Designing and making successful automata involves combining materials, mechanisms and magic. This wonderful book explains how to design and construct small scale, simple mechanical devices made for fun. Illustrated with examples throughout, it explains the six golden rules for making automata alongside detailed step-by-step projects.
Topics covered include:
- Materials - paper and card, wood, wire, tinplate and plastics
- Mechanisms - levers and linkages, cranks and cams, wheels, gears, pulleys, springs, ratchets and pawls
- Magic - an unanalyzable charm, a strong fascination so that the whole is more than the sum of its parts
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" This is a lovely book, and I'm inspired. It is a very welcome addition to my overflowing bookshelf. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Toymaker