Crazed giant beast hand-cranked automaton protoype

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9 Responses to “Crazed giant beast hand-cranked automaton protoype”

  1. jkgavin says:

    Excellent! Looking forward to seeing the finished piece!

  2. SamSam says:

    Oh my god I want to be as talented as you!

    • Dug North says:

      SamSam,

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

      -Dug North

  3. Dug North says:

    SamSam,

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

    -Dug North

  4. G_F says:

    Nice one Dug! That beast writhing around seemingly randomly looks mental.

    • Dug North says:

      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

  5. Brian Bailey says:

    Wow, this thing is awesome, only 7 comments?

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

    • Dug North says:

      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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