Turn the handle and you can make Inky the Cat or Patch the Dog appear to bark or meow (silently)!!! or have Freddie Frog leaping on his lily pad and Olly the Owl flap his wings up and down whilst nodding his head.

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Brief History
of Automata

The following buttons will lead you on to a number of topics designed to help you understand more about mechanisms, basic engineering principles as well as designing and making your own automata and mechanical toys.
Craft Education have two books entitled:
'How to Design and Make Automata' and
'How to Design and Make Simple Automata'
as well as a CD-ROM for more information click on the links below.


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If you want to know more  about designing and making wooden automata and mechanical toys then the CD-ROM How to Design & Make Automata, Mechanisms & Mechanical Toys will prove invaluable.
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How to Design &
Make Simple Automata
PDF Book
How to Design &
Make Automata


You can now download the CD-ROM as a complete file for only £17.50 and is available Worldwide. It also includes a full site license for Educational establishments.
This will work on PC,s and Macs
The file is 655Mb and will take some time to download depending on your internet connection speed and may take about 20 minuets approximately .

You need to use the CD with Adobe reader,however Adobe have stopped supporting "Flash" player. This means that if you have Reader 10 - 11 or 15 you will need to go to the link below and install the flash player for the videos to work.  It is advisable to close a video before opening a new on as the original one will keep playing.


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CD-ROM Download for only £17.50 (fast download Firefox only)
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Slower Download but works on Mac,s and all PC's

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