PIZZA COPERNICANO / PIZZA TOLOMAICO (the traditional geocentrists stuck with the Ptolomaic option). Click image to enlarge.
Archives for March 2011
Two Methods for Making Pinwheels Patterns Pinwheels – Gears for the Masses Gears are very useful to the automata-maker, but they can be tricky to make depending on your knowledge, skills, tools, and patience. Enter pinwheels: gears almost anyone can make! In a previous installment of this column, we looked at a number of methods […]
CMT will be taking part in a free workshop at the V&A in London on 25th March as part of the Friday Late – Playhouse event. Performing Machines and Automata. Step into a backstage workshop where mechanical theatre is made and automata perform at the touch of a button. Excercise your making skills in drop-in […]
This is a rare piece from Arthur Ganson. The mechanism is elegant and surprising, the shape of the cam determining how frequently the little man is nudged on the head, the double peak causing the most insistent suffering. According to the Buddhist way, The First Noble Truth is that life is suffering. To live, you […]