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Automaton update 2

Lots happening on the automaton over the past week and especially on the weekend. She moves! More soon about how we got here and what's next... including the extra bits…

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Automaton update 1

John and Gray have been working on the bicycle component of the automaton over the past week with great results. With their permission I use their images and description of…

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Tinkering/automata culture

Good references for thinking about automata: - BBC's Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams - The Automata blog - Cabaret of Mechanical Theatre - A History of Automata - Atlas Obscura

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Automatons are self operating machines or robots. One of the most famous automatons is The Canard Digérateur, or Digesting Duck, an automaton created by Jacques de Vaucanson in 1739. It…

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