Movement & Ambulation

Self-assembling robots – video from Harvard.

Wind-powered sculptures from Theo Jansen.

Kinetic Creatures Kits – hand crank-powered rhinos, giraffes, elephants.

Designing Paper Animations – Rob Ives’ website of paper animations and mechanisms, with downloadable projects.

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre – a collection of moving automata and a vast collection of resources on designing and building moving toys and sculpture.

Arthur Ganson – Machines and other kinetic sculpture.

Keith Newstead – Beautiful and intricate moving automata.

Dug North – Wooden mechanical sculptures.

Walter Ruffler – Resources on paper mechanics.


Tools for gear and mechanism generation:


Shape deformation alloys/polymers –