[BBC] Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams & Jaquet Droz

CLIP: The writer is a 240 year old analog computer. Built in Switzerland by Pierre Jaquet-Droz one of the greatest clockmakers it is the only surviving example of the time. This is the automata that inspired ┬áthe movie Hugo. LINK I just discovered this great BBC Program called Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams by Professor Simon […]

100s & 100s of hours for what?

“100s and 100s of hours of work to create…” something that sits on your desks and pretends to look around. Seems like CNC is the way to go if you want to build crazy stuff like this or the orrery. But if you watch the video you’ll realize that with any machining you will spend […]

Prototype Arm and Shoulder

Here the first prototype. You can see the roughness around the shoulder joint. But I managed to figure out a way to even out the process a bit and make the elbow joints smoother. Still not perfect, as the connectors are both threaded and the joint tightens in one direction and loosens in the other. […]

New Robot Ideas

The last robot was based on a wooden toy I purchased a few years ago. It was a very simple and easy project but it didn’t work. At least not the way it should have. This project is: design the toy you wished you could’ve had as a child. I want my robot to be […]