I was binge watching a bunch of Amazon Prime animated shorts the other day when a brief image in one of them caught my eye. I thought about for a day or two and then went back to view it again. I thought to myself I could could apply this concept to make an interesting automata.
So I took a break from my casserole factory and set into this simpler automata design. It would require a fair number of gears and I always find making gears a little therapeutic. Here is a photo of the first steps of construction.
For now I'm calling it "She's Thinking". The dowels at the centre of the gears are 1/4" in diameter with the whole segment being about 9" high. These gears are smaller than the ones I usually make. They are 8mm pitch. The largest gears are a little over 2" in diameter. Things should become clearer in a few days. The piece is almost finished. I am just getting caught up on my blogging.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.