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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!
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Labels: automaton, birds, carving, Japan, Kazu Harada, wood
posted by Dug North on 4/20/2011
(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.Les
Les,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!-Dug
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