Meet in the workshop
Introduction to the mechanical movement of automata.
Materials and tools and basics of operations with tools and machines (cutting, drilling, lathe, glue, joints)
Production of 2 basic mechanisms
Here are the raw materials, so we must be in the right place.
One tidy workbench per student ready to get started.
Examples, for inspiration and to understand the basic mechanisms.
Mirek with some of his small friends hanging around behind him and some online inspiration.
Types of material and their quality.
Mechanisms, theory and practice.
The lathe ready to turn some wooden wheels.
How to use a bandsaw properly.
Chisels, sizes, shapes and their care.
The naming system for Pfeil chisels (see their web site)
Using a chisel.
Mirek has made plenty of base kits so that we can try out the mechanisms ourselves.
One of Mirek’s demonstration pieces.