The latest in the series of Magic Automata from French Artist, Pierre Mayer. This automaton differs from the previous one: the Fechner’s levitation. It uses a completely different principle, no magnets this time. Laetitia floats in the air when you turn the handle and the arms raise. A mirror at her back shows there is […]
Archives for March 2012
To celebrate 30 years of Cabaret Mechanical Movement we are having a mega sale! For four days only you can get 50% off our book and DVDs. Valid from the 15th to 18th March 2012. Cabaret Mechanical Movement – £4.98 Cabaret Mechanical Video – £7.25 How to Make Automata – £7.25 Made in Stithians – […]
Building the Boxes for Wood Automata There is no rule that says the mechanism for a wood automaton must be contained inside of a box, but the practice does have some advantages. A box makes a sturdy base, provides even surfaces for mounting mechanisms and figures, and can make the construction process easier. While there […]
This Jokebot automaton is a special commission made by Paul Spooner last year as a surprise 40th Birthday present for a collector. The head of the robot is styled on piece of Swiss cheese. Here are some of Paul’s thought processes and insights into the mechanics of the piece.