Thursday, March 17, 2016

Biodiversity -- a motorized automaton by Paul Spooner

Here is the very latest creation from the legendary Paul Spooner. He's never made an automaton I didn't like. Well...not that I know of, anyway.

Check out the cast of characters he's created for this one! The little hand-carved figures look like they are attached a differential gear within the sphere which causes them to rotate in groups as the entire things rotates as a whole. The articulated joints allow the figures to flop into different positions as they are turned around.

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Blogger Esther said...

Paul Spooner's automata were my first introduction into automata; in the little museum in Covent Garden London years ago. This new work is fascinating too; I keep looking at all the figures :)

March 18, 2016 at 11:54 AM  

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