Automata 2017: Starting a collection anew with whimsy and hi-tech examples worldwide...


1.Teun de Wijs -- "The Wizard" LEGOS Genius from The Netherlands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOQdvrmkm8E


Wizard with LEGOS on Youtube.jpg

1A. "LEGOS Tested" Mechanical Toys (Automata) on Youtube with Adam Savage et al.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U46Yo_6z_F4


2. Pierre Mayer Magic from Paris

http://pierremayermagic.unblog.fr/


3. Robert Race Automata Book: Making Simple Automata, First Edition 2014, Current Printing 2017.

I just found out about his superlative concise wonderful book last week ( June 28, 2017) and bought it immediately online.

It is published by Crowood Press Ltd in England (about $15 U.S. dollars) and available at Amazon worldwide.


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In honor of his publication (a service to Humanity and STEAM education) I am enclosing 2 photographs of my version of his Clothes Pin Bird mechanical toy (in-progress and completed in 2012; before his book was published...)

Kasha


Robert Race inspired Clothes Pin Toy Bird_1.jpg Robert Race inspired Clothes Pin Toy Bird_2.jpg


4. This gentleman is a World Class Master of Wood Puppets; he lives in the Chech Republic in Eastern Europe.

His blog is amazing to see the mechanisms he created and filmed isolated on his work tables and moving!

http://samouk-kodl.blogspot.com/2017/


4A. This is the Pinterest website that I found Samouk Kodl on minutes ago; it is a vast source of 2017 Puppetry Worldwide:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/523825000394009549/