Wind-Up Automaton Rocking Chair Boat!

From inception…


to realization…





The wind-up automaton rocking chair was thoroughly outside of my comfort zone. I have lots of trouble executing precision cuts, which effective kinetic machinery requires. However, the laser cutter and calipers proved perfect tools for the job. I experimented with several different methods of connecting pieces which are evident throughout the piece, although most of the components are connected using Elmer’s glue. If I were to continue with this concept, I would scale the piece up to the point that someone could actually sit on it, and use a more powerful wind up motor. I would also gear down the motor, so as to create a less rapid rocking motion.

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