Sunday, June 20, 2010

Stair-stepping karakuri automaton

You may have seen the recent post about Osamu Kanda's stair-climbing automaton. Here is a more sophisticated -- and I assume ancient -- version. This figure not only climbs a set of stairs, but turns a corner mid-way too!

To learn more about Japanese karakuri (the paper kind) check out Karakuri: How to Make Mechanical Paper Models That Move.

[ Thanks Christoph! ]

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