First Prize :  Dummy Woods

Design Brief:

The name is Woods, Dummy Woods. Our automaton, "Dummy Woods" consists of wooden dummies playing various instruments in a band. Each dummy plays its own instrument, where one is a drummer, violinist and singer.

To resemble an actual performance stage, we incorporated LED lights to direct the audience attention to the performing dummies. The movements of each dummy playing its instrument is brought to life using gears and cams. The limbs of the dummies playing the instruments are attached with wires to the snail cams, modified snail cams and pinwheel gears to make it more life-like.