Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Spinning Heart Machine by Martin Smith

Martin Smith is co-founder the design label Laikingland. He creates kinetic devices that explore a variety of themes. Shown here is the latest in a series of kinetic objects that celebrate love. As the handle is turned, two pairs of bevel gears cause the heart to flip and rotate simultaneously.

Materials: Steel, brass and plastic.
Dimensions: Height 33cm / 13”
Power: Hand operated.
Edition: 25
Color: Red, brass and patinated steel.

You can see more kinetic objects by Martin Smith on his web site.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Music Video by Birdsong At Morning features automaton by Dug North

This new music video is a song titled "Never to Part" by the group Birdsong At Morning. My automaton Mekanikos vs. The Minotaur makes an appearance!

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Monday, July 27, 2015

More fine examples of ramp-walker toys by Roberto Lou Ma

Check out this great variety of ramp-walking wooden toys designed and created by Roberto Lou Ma. If you would like to make one of your own check out the free plans for a walking rhino toy he was kind enough to allow us to offer right here on The Automata Blog a while back. Enjoy!

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