We enjoyed the visit to Maker Faire last weekend, and were thrilled to pick up an Editor’s Choice award for our Designing Automata Kit. Richard Garriott, Austin resident, CMT patron (also, games designer and soon to be astronaut!) pictured here with Sarah Alexander came along too, and shared some of his great pieces with the […]
A fantastic new children’s book by Brian Selznick is launched in the UK this week. Set in Paris, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, is an enthralling 526-page book in which the story of a 12 year old boy is told in both words and pictures. His adventures centre around the discovery of an old automaton, […]
Join us at the fantastic Maker Faire this October in Austin, Texas where you can get the chance to play with our great Designing Automata Kit. If you are in the USA you can now order the Designing Automata Kit and our first book, Cabaret Mechanical Movement directly from the Make: Store, saving dollars on […]
A new work by the Colombian automata maker Carlos Zapata is currently being exhibited at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition in London. In the piece a man protecting a small child is being beaten by soldiers. Carlos has always been concerned about the ill treatment of innocent people, and the fact that very often nothing […]
This Saturday, 19th May, sees the opening of our USA touring exhibit at the Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure in Salina, Kansas. A great place for a day out this summer, this fascinating place also has a collection of Animatronics and robotic humans including a Hindu snake charmer. The CMT exhibition closes 22nd August.