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Deluxe Designing Automata Kit – LAST FEW

February 24, 2012 by · Comments Off 

This box contains everything you need to get started with automata design.


1. Designing Automata Kit. The classic CMT kit – No glue or tools are required, and you will learn about simple mechanics using cams and a crank slider mechanism. Many different designs can be made, and the kit used over and over again.
It is suitable for either left or right handed use, and takes the frustration out of designing automata by allowing very quick assembly and testing without the use of tools. It is a valuable teaching aid, and ideal for those wishing to experiment with some basic mechanisms.
Kit includes a DVD showing you how to put it together, (and our small Barecat has some fun along the way!)

We have enjoyed using this kit around the world at workshops and exhibitions. Produced in Thailand using chemical-free rubber wood, from sustainable sources.

2. A range of materials to help you create your own designs.
(5 pieces of foam material, 4 straws, feathers, wire). Colours will vary.

3. The Interactive CD-Rom. An interactive version of the Designing Automata Kit – hours of fun.

4. How to Make Automata DVD (NTSC or PAL) Understanding mechanisms with Keith Newstead

5. Cabaret Mechanical Movement – Our book, republished many times since 1998. Covers all the basic mechanisms with specific reference to CMT automata.

£79.50 (excl. VAT)
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Designing Automata Kit

Tim Lewis – Mechanisms

February 17, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Jetsam - Tim LewisThis exhibition features new work from Tim Lewis, including the fabulous ‘Jetsam’ pictured, which made it’s debut at the Kinetica Art Fair in February.
A large Kiwi-like bird connected to a robotic arm attempts to construct a nest from soft foam ‘twigs’.

Flowers East
82, Kingsland Road
E2 8DP

March 7th to April 12th 2012

Paul Spooner Live

February 2, 2012 by · Comments Off 

Spooner's WorkshopA chance to hear Paul Spooner talk about his work at the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, Falmouth, Cornwall. The talk entitled ‘A View from the Plateau – Mechanical Jokes for people with short attention spans’ should be highly entertaining.

February 16th at 7.30pm.
Tickets £8

Article about Paul Spooner on This is Devon

Love by Carlos Zapata

February 1, 2012 by · Comments Off 

Love by Carlos ZapataA new one-off piece from Carlos Zapata.
A couple in love fly endlessly around the earth, with a heart above them.
Beautiful colours and style.

Height 28 cm

Wood, metal, acrylic paint

One Only.
£595 (excl. VAT)

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