These books were originally written for teachers to help with making Automaton and Moving Toys. The curriculum has changes over the years although the mechanical principals still hold true. Many people have also enjoyed the books as a few years ago we offered them to the public. The books are now produced in PDF format.
How to Design and make Simple Automata Digital PDF Book
If you fancy making automata but are deterred by the thought of having to have lots of tools for wood working or a workshop. Well this book is for you. Nearly all the automata featured in it are made from card or paper, the only wood used is for the drive shafts and this can be a barbecue stick or 5mm wooden dowel which can be easily cut. The book also contains the complete plans for making 6 different (but similar) automata out of thin card as well as suggestions for adaptations. It's bursting with ideas, tips and information and really does offer you the perfect introduction to making your own simple automata.
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How to design and make Automata Digital PDF Book.
The has 84 pages packed with practical advice and information and over 270 black and white illustrations to help you fully understand the principals of mechanical engineering behind making your own working Automata. This is done in a simple and understandable way. Importantly all this information is directly related to making Automata. It also gives valuable advice on Designing and Constructing your own Automata as well as guidance on the purchase and use of special tools. It all amounts to a very clear, simple and comprehensive guide to anyone interested in making their own Automata. It builds up on "How to Design and make Simple Automata", there is some cross over but it covers things like gears in much more details as well as ratchets etc. For the more confident maker who is happy to work with wood and metal then this is a great place to start.
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Get both books combined for only £9.95
There is some cross over in content between the 2 books so this offer combines all the relevant information in a easy to use interactive PDF
“How to Design and Make Automata Mechanisms and Mechanical Toys”
Is an essential PDF guide for anyone wanting to start creating their own simple or more complex automata.
It combines and transforms the books “How to Design and Make Simple Automata” and “How to Design and Make Automata” into a fully interactive multimedia 144-page book.
It includes over an hour of video demonstrating the 12 key mechanisms you will need to understand and incorporate into designing your own work, along with demonstrations of 37 different of automata, to help you explore the mechanisms in more detail.
This resource has a wealth of inspiration to get you to confidently start making your own Automata. As your skills grow, you can explore the interactive section with over 40 Engineering terms and associated terminologies to gain more insight as to the amazing diversity of mechanism and possibilities for you to create with.
The technical knowledge you gain will not only help you understand about machines and mechanisms, but impotently, you will be empowered to turn your designs and ideas into creative working realities.
This wonderful resource will give an enriched understanding of the creative possibilities open to you.
It is a “must have” if you are interested in designing and making your own Automata, or simply looking for inspiration.
How to Design and Make Automata - Mechanisms - Mechanical Toys PDF Download now only £12.95
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.
These make great projects for teachers to help with curriculum work or or for parents to keeps children amused and educated.
The CD-Rom will need QuickTime for the movies to run. Alternatively, this link will take you to the videos on YouTube https://youtu.be/qp2Jxs8n-mw
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