Monday, March 03, 2008

Automata Mechanisms and Pegasus Automaton

Here is a nice video of several useful automata mechanisms including a crank and piston, a ratchet, and a Geneva mechanism.

The latter half of the video features a beautifully done Pegasus. The piece appears to be driven by the music box movement. I am told that this piece is part of a collection on display in Guma, Japan and is by artist Minoru Takahashi Akira Murakami. Look at all those gears! Well done.

To learn more about making mechanical toys and automata, check out Making Mechanical Toys.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous clothoid said...

I posted this video last year.
I appreciate that you applauded my video.
However, there is a little mistake.
Mr.Akira Murakami made this Pegasus.
See the following URL.
http://www.hands-pico.com/gallery_karakuri.htm

April 9, 2008 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Dug North said...

clothoid,

Thanks for the correction and the link!

Regards,

Dug North

April 9, 2008 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Michelangelo Fornaro said...

Hi

I found this blog some time ago and I learned many things, my last automata: MAcchina da festa n°1:
http://www.michelangelofornaro.com/?page_id=10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fal2igiburE&feature=player_embedded

July 9, 2012 at 6:17 PM  

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