A little change in the project has brought on a name change. The frog has some stones around him in the bottle now. They were put in by the little frog’s captor to be a token gesture to create a pleasant environment while enduring this frustrating captivity.
This frog is clever. He has grabbed a stone and taps it on the inside of the glass to attract the attention of someone passing by who might free him. So a little pebble in his hand has moved him from a lab specimen in a jar to a child’s captive curiosity. Therefore I have relabelled the project “The Captive”.
Here is the latest photo. He sits in the bottle while I fit his arms. His right hand is made and lies on the workbench beside the bottle. It will be installed so his palm pushes on the glass. A prototype for his left arm sits in place to determine length and angle for the permenant arm. It will move to tap the pebble on the glass.
Once the arms are prepared the frog will be removed and the mechanism will be tested and secured and the final assembly will begin.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.