Hopefully it should be obvious from this photo what the latest Conquergood Creative automata project is. Here is the story line.
The Verlum County Cheese Company had an investation of mice that was eating into their profits. So they hired an exterminator to address the problem. The mice fled the factory. But days later with the exterminator gone the mice attempted to reenter the facility. To their dismay all the nooks and crannies that had allowed them to originally get into the plant had been plugged. Desperate, they recalled how the Greeks used the Trojan House to gain access to the city of Troy and decided to employ a similar trick. They are hopeful that their Trojan Cat will be mistaken for a friendly neighbourhood cat and be taken into the cheese factory as additional help to keep the mice population down. It is a clever plan, but who knows if it will be successful.
Here is the current state the of the project. What isn't noticeable is the mechanism for the wheels and lift installed under the base.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.