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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Tarquin (December 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 189961821X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1899618217
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nice to have children do something besides video games.
shelleybelly
Several projects, easy to assemble , just cut out and tape or glue together.
Gary H. Knutson
I'm new to Automata and this book is just what I needed to get started.
Always Learning

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Horner on August 23, 2007
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These four working models are simple to make and a lot of fun to operate. The mechanisms are cams and levers and the resulting models are easy to use and, especially in the case of the flying fish, have unexpectedly fluid movement. One small complaint I have (and the reason for the dropped rating) is that the pre-printed colors are very bright and not always appropriate to the model.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Christopher J. Pellerito on September 10, 2008
Four paper models ... all you need is an X-acto knife, scissors, a glue stick, and a lot of patience and spare time.

Hopping sheep: like the valvetrain of a single overhead cam engine, except that the tappets make sheep hop up and down instead of actuating valves.

Pecking hen: simple to build but not very interesting.

Motley man: complicated for what it does (he just takes a bow.)

Flying fish: has to be seen to be believed. Looks like it's simultaneously swimming and flying when animated.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ginny s on May 13, 2013
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I bought this book and the Karakuri book at the same time. Karakuri book is excellent and more expensive. This one is cute but not as good paper and the designs are not as good either. If you just buy one buy the Karakuri. I bought these books to better understand how gears work and it did the trick. And the things I made were beautifully designed. This book has nice pictures but the designs are not as easy to complete as Karakuri.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Always Learning on October 17, 2009
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I'm new to Automata and this book is just what I needed to get started.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By shelleybelly on January 28, 2008
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I bought this book for a young boy. I just loved it myself. Nice to have children do something besides video games.
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Very interesting and informative. This gives a great mechanical understanding of automatons and their movements. Great design layout of the books and cutouts. Great instructions. Would make a great gift for a recipient of any age, or in my case for myself.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. D. Turner on January 18, 2009
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I have assembled some other automata designed by Rob Ives. Always well worth the time needed to cut out and assemble them. The four included in this book look to be as good as the others he offers. The mechanics are interesting. The automata are entertaining. The parts are not die cut or pre-scored.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eric on September 19, 2013
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Good weekend project for kids. Lifts the level of learning by leaps when there is an interactive project children or adults can manipulate.
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