Francois Junod is an automatier located in Ste-Croix, Switzerland. He is one of very few automaton-makers still making and restoring them in the finest of the old watch-maker tradition. Here is short film featuring him and his workshop. Granted, you will get more out of the film if you know French. Regardless, the shots of the internal mechanisms are awe inspiring.
Here is a link to an older article about Francois
in English. Also, here is the link to his web site
[ Thanks Falk!
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