Test Snail

Fri, 19 Jun 2020

I’ve been toying with the idea of a snail automata for a while, I really fancied a big gear reduction and some really slow movement!

I always got stuck on the shell though, never really came up with a way of making snail shells that looked good. Then I had one of those 2am epiphanies, use a snail shell! They look good! So out with the sketchbook then back to sleep…

I didn’t dream of an automata mechanism but I did think I would put together a non-working model to see how it went. So, here on my Instagram feed I present…

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To bring the snail to life I thought I’d have a go with paperclip wire cranks…

Keep coming back here or on Insta and see what is next!



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