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Award at Maker Faire

October 26, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Richard Garriott and Sarah Alexanderkit-award2.jpgWe enjoyed the visit to Maker Faire last weekend, and were thrilled to pick up an Editor’s Choice award for our Designing Automata Kit. Richard Garriott, Austin resident, CMT patron (…games designer and soon to be astronaut!) pictured here with Sarah Alexander came along too, and shared some of his great pieces with the crowds.

RoboThespianWe were also joined by RoboThespian, who was the star of the show with his new range of Hollywood Movie impressions.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

October 5, 2007 by · Comments Off 

hugo_movies_cover1.jpgA fantastic new children’s book by Brian Selznick is launched in the UK this week. Set in Paris, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, is an enthralling 526-page book in which the story of a 12 year old boy is told in both words and pictures. His adventures centre around the discovery of an old automaton, this is a real page turner!
To celebrate the UK launch, an exhibition of Brian’s original drawings opens at Waterstones Piccadilly, London tomorrow, alongside some automata from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre.

Exhibition continues until 14th October.