Past Work

You're doin' my head in

Automaton of man operating a hammer

This is the final version of an automaton I made on Day 10 of 30/30, an exercise that called on me to make a different work of art on each day of April 2020.  Winding the handle, right, makes the figure on the right appear to turn a big cam (end on in the centre of the picture) which operates a hammer hitting a seated figure, left.

The original version is shown below, together with video of it operating.  The figure was made of card and the head was a walnut supported by a spring.

Automaton head bashing



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