Merit Award :   Imaginarium Circus

Design Brief:

Circus is a travelling company of performers well known for their acrobatic acts that is normally held in a tent. The company usually consists of clowns, acrobatic performers, trained animals and any other weird, interesting acts. Therefore being inspired by the circus theme, our team has created an octagon automaton design with a lovely backdrop.

To make our circus automaton more attractive, we incorporated lights by adding blinking LED lights to our design. Several mechanisms are used, such as the snail cam, pinwheel gears, crank and pulley system, to simulate the dynamic movements of the characters of a performing circus.