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Sewing Rarity Automaton

(Video Link) Renegadecow makes amazing My Little Pony automata. If you’re going to have an artistic specialty, that’s about as cool as you can get. He’s already made one of Twilight Sparkle reading and Fluttershy directing her bird choir. Most recently, he’s made one of Rarity sewing in her workshop while her cat Opalescence flits her tail. Although [...]

Fluttershy Bird Choir Music Box Automaton

(Video Link) Yeeehaw! Season 3 of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic premiered last night! I haven’t seen it yet. Have you? Is it as awesome as we’ve been told? In the meantime, enjoy this perfectly crafted music box/automaton by renegadecow. His previous work showed Twilight Sparkle reading. This one far suprasses that marvel. It’s a hand cranked [...]

Amazing Twilight Sparkle Automaton

(Video Link)  Turn the crank of renegadecow’s automaton, and My Little Pony’s Twilight Sparkle reads and turns the page while Spike puts books away: Twilight Sparkle loves to read. And she’s just so cute when she’s at it! A passion for literature is something I share with this adorkable pony and so the idea for an automaton [...]

The Pooping Duck Automaton

More than two centuries ago, French engineer Jacques Vaucanson built the Digesting Duck automaton, a mechanical duck that could eat and digest grains, and then … poop them out! The 18th century was the golden [...]

Paper Craft Mario Brothers Automaton

(Video Link) From the screenshot, it’s easy to get mislead into thinking this video just shows the automaton at work, but even better, it actually shows the device being created so you can even make your own delightful toy. Via Craftzine

Tapping Fingers Automaton

(Video Link) Sometimes, tapping your fingers in bored frustration doesn’t really seem to make time more forward at a faster clip. This hand-cranked automaton by Etsy seller automatonman will probably help. Link -via Technabob

Amazing Automatons: Ancient Robots & Victorian Androids

“QUANTUM SHOT” #667Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams Industrious Little Creatures, Full of Gears and Wonder When we say that today‚Äôs rapidly changing technology is set to transform the way we live in unimaginable ways, we should remember that people thought much the same thing in earlier centuries – whether in the time of [...]