A Boat, A Boy, And A Dog
Here's a sneak peek at the finished A Boat, A Boy, And A Dog, as it leaves the shop on its way to video production. What can be more fun than blasting around the lake in a tin boat with man's best friend - it is almost a rite of passage in cottage country!
OOPS! There is radio on in the background so you might want to mute before playing!
Where The Heck Have You Been?
Yes it has been a while since a serious blog entry has occurred here. What happened? Life happened! Other projects, summer heat and all the thousands of little things that keep you out of the workshop. I have however been sitting by the lake every now and then designing some new stuff. Nothing really big, but rather a collection of small designs that I am calling my Summer 2021 Series.
Here is a peek of the first one under construction. Watching all the kids running around on the lake takes me back to childhood days. It is called "A Boat, A Boy and A Dog". Below are photos of the principal unassembled components. When completed the boat will bounce, the boy will steer, and the dog will wag his tail enthusiastically.
Added a new course today into the Learning Centre on How to employ a Geneva mechanism to suspend movement of some component driven by another part of an automata. Not rocket science but an interesting application!
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.