I have finished the design and built the first Raving Fan, an automata piece that I intend to make a plan available to those wanting to take the plunge into building automata. This first Raving Fan configuration is a relentless Toronto Maple Leaf hockey fan. The last time Toronto saw the Stanley Cup was in 1967!
The piece is big enough that most hobbyist woodworkers should be able to easily make it from the plan. I've attached a quick preview video of the piece below.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.