"I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Cabaret Mechanical Movement book - it explained some complex ideas around Newtonian mechanics in an erudite and highly readable way without spraining my... More > mind."
- Ben Russell (Curator of Mechanical Engineering - Science Museum London).
This book takes the would be maker from light mechanical theory through the basic mechanisms to tips on constructing simple moving toys, sculpture or automata. Examples come from the world famous collection of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, with over 200 B&W Illustrations but no detailed plans - you need to use your own imagination! Sold over 12,000 copies since 1998.
Chapters: Who, What, Why?, Some Principles, Levers, Shafts, Cranks, Cams, Springs, Linkages, Ratchets, Drives & Gearing, Control, The Checklist, Bibliography, Index.
Published by Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, a museum that pops-up globally to delight its visitors with witty examples of the automata makers art. Find out more about CMT here: http://cabaret.co.uk< Less