Second Prize

Kyi Kyi Sein
Liu Jingyan
He Mengxin †††††††††††
Teacher Ms Zhang Lihui
School   Henderson Secondary School
Shadow Play

Shadow play is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment using opaque, articulated figures in front of an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving images. Our teamís inspiration came from this Chinese traditional theatrical play, which motivates us to adapt its cultural beauty into our automaton design.

Unlike a usual automaton, LED lights and music box elements are incorporated to attract attention to our automaton with lights and sound. A variety of mechanism and gears, consisting of snail cam, pear-shaped cam, gear drivers and pinwheel gear, are used to create lively movements and enhance the visual experience of our automaton.