In order to design and make automata It is important to understand how different mechanisms work. No matter how complex a machine may be, it will still be based on simple mechanical principles. All automata make use of one or more mechanisms, these can be broken down into the 6 basic categories as follows:

You can make just about any machine or automata with these 6 mechanisms, either using one or a combination of them. To find out more click onto a subject.


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