Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Decoy automaton by Kazu Harada

Check out this lovely and clever automaton by Kazu Harada. Now how, exactly, does the wooden duck hold and drop that egg? It's fun to ponder!

See more automata by Kazu Harada on his web site.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

(raising hand) Ooh, ooh, I bet I know! :) Piece of steel in egg is held in decoy's body by magnet, released when stronger magnet in base mechanism cycles up -- or magnet is in egg, with piece of steel in the body. A great work.


April 21, 2011 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Dug North said...


Sounds good to me! I have another idea, but it is far more complicated. The simpler solution is usually the better one, so I'd put my money there.

Thanks for chiming in on this one!


April 24, 2011 at 4:20 PM  

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