Toy Automata to Whirligigs….The 10 Best Books

Automata To Whirligigs Automating models and toys has fascinated generations from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. This short video by Stuart King called ‘Catch Me If You Can‘ illustrates the humour, design and craftsmanship that is required to make an automaton.       Many books have been written about creating automated toys in wood…..here are ten of the best. 1. Making Moving Toys and Automata Lots of different construction methods are explained including oscillating shafts, links and linkages. levers and fulcrums, balance and movement, springs. shafts amd cams, momentum and control. Many illustrations, including how to make…

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