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Making Simple Automata

By Robert Race

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ISBN: 9781847977441
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 09/05/2014
PAGES: 96
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 242x172 mm
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

RRP: £9.99

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