Sunday, May 15, 2011

craft&design selected (wood and metal)

I am really pleased to announce that I achieved the gold in the Craft and Design Selected awards. Thank you to all those who voted for me

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The somewhat erratic Wag- o- Matic

I am not too good at mechanisms for automata, so after years of wondering how to wag the tail of a dog by turning a handle I decided on this simple solution. In the 1950's when I was growing up, the o-matic suffix seemed to be applied to a host of machines and devices, Wash-o-matic, Dry-o-matic, Wipe-o-matic. Take a look at the Verse-o-matic and Dog-o-matic
I see from a Google search it is still used a lot, not so much for machines but to make high-tech processes and software seem friendlier. I am going to revive my only other automata the Spratomatic using this simpler technique.