Crazed giant beast hand-cranked automaton protoype


[Video Link] Dug North says: "An unexpected sneak preview of my latest automaton prototype taken by a passerby at a local festival this weekend and uploaded to YouTube." Crazed giant beast hand-cranked automaton protoype

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    1. SamSam,

      Thank you! I think Edison had it right: it comes down to 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.

      -Dug North

  1. SamSam,

    Thank you! I think Edison had it right: it comes down to 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.

    -Dug North

    1. Thanks G_F! I was hoping to achieve a fairly organic motion for the beast. Your comment gives me some confidence that I succeeded. Thanks for the comment!

      -Dug North

  2. Wow, this thing is awesome, only 7 comments?

    Excellent work!  I want one.  Please post a howto somewhere.

    1. Thanks a lot, Brian!  7 comments and half of them are me! :)   As for a howto, this piece would be pretty tricky to document. Perhaps if I write a book one day, as I hope to, I could include it.   There are a bunch of good books about automata, some with plans, that are available. You can also check out the quarterly column I write for Cabaret Mechanical Theatre online, which offers tips on making wood automata.

      -Dug North

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