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ARToy mechanical wooden toy kits

Meanwhile the Taiwanese company Evergreen International Co. offers 11 of my wooden automata kits :

Off Road, Stormy Sea, Good Fishing, Sailing into the Wind, Red Knight, Egyptian Shaduf, Miner with Windlass, Miner with Saw, Go Fly a Kite, Wimbledon und Soaring (Flying Stork). You can paint the models with acrylic colour.

For more information please look at www.go-modelshop.com in the range "ARToy - Moving Model Kit".


      Pages: 112
Size: 29.5 x 21.1 x 1 cm
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486477932
ISBN-13: 978-0486477930
Recommended age: 11 and older

You can order this book from www.doverpublications.com or www.amazon.com

The book contains 24 pages of theory and 14 construction kits. You can assemble eight function models and six paper automata:

1. Crank Slider
2. Oscillating Lever
3. Friction Transfer
4. Meshing Gearwheels
5. Ratchet
6. Cams & Friction wheel
7. Cam & Pushrod
8.   Cam & Lever
9.   Happy Birthday
10. At the Duck's Pond
11. Pyramid Lifter
12. The Weight of Bureaucracy
13. Pianist
14. Gymnast

Have a look at my pianist in action: http://paperforest.blogspot.com (8/2/2011) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geHQ1ODxjXM

These movies were posted by the automata expert Falk Keuten. The automaton's kit is part of my new book "Paper Models That Move. 14 Ingenious Automata, and More".

Automata Blog

I recommend a visit of the blog "Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik" (game and art with mechanics) by the automata expert Falk Keuten, Bonn: spielundkunstmitmecha.apps-1and1.net


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