With an eye to using everyday items to make moving automata, I’m experimenting with some new mechanisms First off, this cork based mechanism using a paperclip as a crank and a zip-tie as a leaf spring. The two are joined together using some fly-fishing line with a couple of coffee stirrers to hold the string centred. Next step, use this mech to bring an automata to life.
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Prototype mechanism using a paperclip as a crank and zip-tie as a leaf spring. A few possibilities, maybe a paper dragon mounted on the top with wings linked to the coffee stirrers? How would you use the mechanism?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #STEAMEducation #STEM #maker #automata #junkautomata