Merit Award :   Fun Childhood

Design Brief:

Our automaton, "Fun Childhood", is about a boy playing with his favourite toys. He is waving his hand to welcome everyone to join in the fun while his Jack-in-the-box is moving up and down and train is travelling round in circles.

The boy's hand is operated by a crank to simulate the action of waving. The Jack-in-the-box is operated by a snail cam making the box to open and close. The train is operated by two pinwheel gears turning against each other in a clockwise direction to make it go round in circles.