Thursday, 12 September 2013

Tea driven automata

Here is my next tea driven automata. 

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Thanks again to Kevin Badni for a most excellent tea time conversation followed by working out the mechanical principles.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Tea driven automata

I have wanted to make automata driven by my cup of tea for some time. I spoke with my friend Kevin Badni about this and we brainstormed ways to make this possible. Thanks to Kevin we worked out how to make this happen and I have been making some tea driven automata since our chats.

The first one is a Tour de France cyclist. He carries on cycling for about 50 minutes per cup of tea.

The idea of harnessing all energy around us is central to these automata.

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