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Cardboard Automata are a playful way to explore simple machine elements while creating a mechanical sculpture. This activity was inspired by the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, a group of automata builders based in England. Artists like Paul Spooner, Keith Newstead, and Carlos Zapata build beautiful narrative pieces using elegant mechanisms based on cams, gears, springs, and linkages. Working with simple materials, this activity is easy to get started, and may become as complex as your mechanical sculpture ideas.

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    NSDL,engineering,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Motion and Forces,cardboard,Upper Elementary,automata,Informal Education,Higher Education,Middle School,Elementary School,Chemistry,Physics,sculpture,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926123825966T,Engineering,High School,mechanical,The Design Process,Physical science,Technology,Machines

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