There are many terrific automata out there that show groupings of creatures in motion. I have always thought that fish ones were particularly interesting. After my assembling my last piece turned into something a little frustrating I decided to make something a little simpler. Hence my next project - school of fish. they will be nothing to exotic tough as they will simply bounce up and down and open their mouths as they appear to swim.
As it is simpler it will likely end up in a more comfortable price range. So with the design and CAD drawing completed I will start building "School"s Out" this weekend.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.