Class projects demonstrating skills used to design, prototype, and fabricate physical objects. We try to incorporate a sense of wonderment or humor in each.
Working with push buttons and LEDs as well as an automaton
Hand-driven connection of vertical and horizontal gears, designed to turn cams which push penguins on sticks.
Mechanical monkeys jumping on a bed
Cabaret Mechanical Theater-type Automata
simple mechanisms (cams, gears) to create a whimsical scene.
Arduino exercises with Jean Simmons rocking out
I created a mechanical theater style automata with use of the laser cutter and soft wood.
Building an automaton and using an Arduino to do a variety of things with an LED
Automaton + LED exercises
Using an Arduino Uno and switch to control an LED and creating a Cabaret Mechanical Theater-style automaton.
Spinning flower with bobbing leaves.
Gear automata -- inspire wonder or joy
Laser Cut Gear Automata