I have completed a number of "Raving Fans" automata. They are all a variation on the same basic mechanism I had designed for those interested in trying to build a simple automata for themselves. The plan is configured to build the Hockey Fan, but includes suggestions and directions to make the variations shown here. Ultimately a carving can be down for the figure.
Here are the current Raving Fans…
Hockey Fan - Plan Version
Hockey Fan - Helmet Head
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.