I’ve started another project and for now I dubbed it the “The Rat Band”. It will feature a few of the characters peering into the mechanism. Here are a few photos of progress to date. There is Clarence the clarinet player who lifts his instrument up and down as he plays, and Viola the violinist who bends at the waist to look over the edge of the top plate. Lastly there is one under construction that is kneeling to look over the edge that will swivel his head to look around.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.