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traineau

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automaton
« on: September 22, 2014, 09:57:48 am »

steiconi

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Re: automaton
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2015, 03:57:00 am »
I've always been fascinated by this automaton. 
A friend saw it in person and had the card on which the automaton wrote. 
There is a companion doll--a girl--that draws a picture.

RJBowman

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Re: automaton
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2015, 04:11:27 am »
The hand is guided by bumps on a series of cam wheels. Three cams are read at a time to control three axes of motion. Everything you need to control repetitive motion industrial machinery is there.

I've seen documentation of a few similar writing automatons, but this may be the only one that had a changeable character sequence.