Built by Bontems of Paris, this Automaton produces a realistic bird song. Built in the mid to late 1800’s.
Height is 19.5” and birds are full size.
- 3 days ago
Watch and listen to this video of a gilt-brass mechanical singing bird box, Germany, 20th Century. Singing mechanical bird boxes have fascinated viewers since the 18th century. The earliest examples, like the one made by Jaquet-Droz & Leschot, Switzerland circa 1785 were often enameled gold boxes set with precious stones or pearls.
Contained within these small, elegant music boxes is a complex mechanism and bellows which provide mechanical movement to the bird, wings, tail and beak while pumping air through a multi-pitch whistle providing the sound.
- 5 days ago
“Plotclock is a simple robot that uses a marker to write the time on a small whiteboard. While you could always just check your own watch, Plotclock is much more compelling. The clock writes the time with a dry wipe pen, and when the time changes, the clock erases the previous time and writes the current one.
Created by Johaness the Plotclock is also open source so you can make your own by downloading 3D printing files and instructions here on Thingiverse. And the Arduino sketch can be found here on GitHub.”
personalfactory: This is crazy :)
- 6 days ago