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Simon Tait’s Mews No.16

September 30, 2010 by · Comments Off 

A moving science story
There’s a symbiosis about Cabaret and this little outfit behind the railway line at Acton with the national impact and the global connections that makes you think they must have been joined at the hip, but this is their first project together. Steve Pizzey’s Science Projects are creating CMT’s long-wished-for travelling education show, on the market next month and ready for the road at Easter. Read more

Nairn Automata Exhibition

September 27, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

An exhibition of antique and contemporary automata has been extended by popular demand. Presented by The House of Automata at the Nairn Museum the exhibition will run until the 31st October. It features a number of modern pieces made by Paul Spooner as well as a range of antique automata.

Sketchbook Moment No. 47

September 27, 2010 by · Comments Off 


Reformed robot washing the feet of a leper.
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Woman in an Armchair

September 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

A new one-off piece by Paul Spooner.
With echoes of Picasso’s cubist painting ‘Seated Bather by the Sea’ (1930) Spooner’s chair has 8 fingers which move like a wonky Peter Markey Wave Machine.
The piece is operated by batteries (included) and the fingers start moving when the knob on the drawer is turned.
Oak and mahogany (recycled from hospital).

Height 21cm
Width 15cm
Depth 13cm

£2150 (excl. VAT)

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Sketchbook Moment No. 46

September 20, 2010 by · Comments Off 


Robo-Fetishist.
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Eight Lessons Learned from Making a Wooden Clock – Dug’s Tips 1

September 15, 2010 by · 12 Comments 

We are delighted to introduce the first of a new quarterly column by automata maker and enthusiast Dug North. The column will focus on automata construction techniques and assorted methods of creating motion. Dug will also highlight the works of various automata makers, (some you are sure to have heard of and some you probably have not).
We hope you enjoy this new column and encourage you to post comments and questions for Dug at the end of each quarterly article. Read more

Sketchbook Moment No. 45

September 13, 2010 by · Comments Off 


Robo-Eroticism.
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Sketchbook Moment No. 44

September 6, 2010 by · Comments Off 


Duo-Bot.
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