Automata and mechanical toys delight children and adults alike with the beauty of their design and the excitement of their movement. This book explains how the mechanisms work and celebrates many leading makers.
· History of automata & mechanical toys including the early inventors from Hero of Alexandria, through the mechanical marvels of the eighteenth & nineteenth centuries, to contemporary automata.
· Advice on how to get started; tools and materials required and techniques explained.
· Step-by-step instructions with clear colour photographs.
Automata and Mechanical Toys by Rodney Peppe
No other craft captures the magic of turning a handle, flicking a switch or pulling a lever to see the unexpected come to life.
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