The Archive Project

Thu, 26 Feb 2015

If you like automata and enjoy following along with my design process you’re gonna love this new website 🙂
Over the next twelve months I’ll be collaborating with Dawn Hurton from Cumbria Archives to create a series of wood and metal automata. Each of the twenty designs will feature a historical figure from Cumbria’s past in animated action. Dawn will be doing the historical research then making and dressing the puppets and I’ll be designing and making the mechanisms to bring them to life. It has turning into a fascinating project so we thought we would set up a website as a record of the journey. This new website will be used to share how it all goes, the high, the lows, the failures and the successes, the laugher and the tear. Come along for the ride!

Comments (3)

  • Nobledesign February 27, 2015 at 3:24 am

    What a sensational idea!

    What a sensational idea! Looking Forward!

  • michael42er February 27, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Very interesting what can

    Very interesting what can already be seen on this website. I hope this is still a little time for paper models.

    Don’t worry Michael, my main focus will still be my Subscribers and this website! – RI

    • umehta February 27, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Great – I also had a similar

      Great – I also had a similar thought as to what Michael expressed. However, seeing your generous capacity and patience I am not worried either. I looked at the cradle with 3mm thick laser cut plywood – the segmented segment for the gear section of the dc motor – that is a lot of work for the given function it achieves. It takes a gut to do it or even to think of it. For us – the paper medium is the best!

      The new website theme and overall look of it have emerged well balanced and sober. It seems it is slated for 12 months or 20 projects for now.   

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