Making Moving Toys and Automata

Making Moving Toys and Automata

Author: Robert Race

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN: 1785004913

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Page: 96

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This beautiful book draws on Robert Race's extensive collection of traditional moving toys, looking at the ways the makers have achieved remarkable and varied results, often with very limited resources. Each chapter begins by looking at the mechanisms and materials used in some of these traditional moving toys, goes on to consider possible variations, and describes how to make a related moving toy. It continues, from this basis, to develop a design for an automaton. The book shows that designing and making these simple but wonderfully satisfying mechanical devices is fun, and that good results can be achieved in many different ways, using a variety of materials, tools, and equipment.
Making Moving Toys and Automata
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Robert Race
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-27 - Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

This beautiful book draws on Robert Race's extensive collection of traditional moving toys, looking at the ways the makers have achieved remarkable and varied results, often with very limited resources. Each chapter begins by looking at the mechanisms and materials used in some of these traditional moving toys, goes on
Automata and Mechanical Toys
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Rodney Peppé
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

"The history of automata and mechanical toys covers the early inventors from Hero of Alexandria, through the mechanical marvels of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, to contemporary automata and the influence exerted by Calder's Circus, Sam Smith and Cabaret Mechanical Theatre."--Back cover.
Making Simple Automata
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Robert Race
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-31 - Publisher: Crowood

Designing and making successful automata involves combining materials, mechanisms and magic. Making Simple Automata explains how to design and construct small scale, simple mechanical devices made for fun. Materials such as paper and card, wood, wire, tinplate and plastics are covered along with mechanisms - levers and linkages, cranks and
الجامع بين العلم والعمل النافع في صناعة الحيل
Language: ar
Pages: 607
Authors: Ismail ibn al-Razzaz Jazari (fl.), Fuat Sezgin
Categories: Manuscripts, Arabic
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

This book is an ancient publication written in the 13th century by an Islamic inventor and engineer, al-Jazari. By reading this book we explore hereinafter thoroughly the origin and genius of the inventor, al-Jazari, with in-depth research and discussion from the evolution of inventions to the rudimentary components and techniques
Cabaret Mechanical Movement
Language: en
Pages: 124
Authors: Aidan Lawrence Onn, Gary Alexander
Categories: Kinetic sculpture
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

Making Automata is hard. Making other sorts of three dimensional objects can also be hard, but he extra dimension of movement seems to add a disproportionate amount of difficulty. For most people, especially those untrained in engineering skills, getting to the point where making making mechanical devices is easy, can