Merit Award : Fun Fair !
Our Automata design makes use of a setting of a fun fair, represented by 3 objects: a flying kite, a rotating ferris wheel and a waving hand. The movements of the different parts are meant to convey a lively and festive environment, appealing to both young and old. Mechanisms used to produce the movements are cam & follower, wheel & axle, crank, lever and belt & pulley. The CAD design is done using Autodesk Inventor 2011. The prototype is done using wood materials.