Red Knight, by Go Modelshop
- One of our best-selling automata kits, now in colour!
- Made from precision laser-cut wood.
- Fantastic learning tool for teaching children about cams and linkages.
- TOTALLY glueless- pieces slot together- no tools, no mess !
- Hand-cranked operation, turn the handle and watch the automaton come to life.
- Complete instructions included.
What is an automaton?
An automaton can be described as a self-operating machine. Automata have been around for centuries, delighting, humouring and mystifying on-lookers with their lifelike actions. Automata from ancient times include King Solomon's throne with mechanical animals that hailed him as King as he ascended it. In ancient China a talented mechanical engineer presented a lifelike human automaton to the Emperor that could walk, sing, posture and even wink at the ladies of the court. The Emperor was reportedly not amused. Hundreds of years later, in 17th century France, a gifted engineer created the Digesting Duck that appeared to eat, digest and then poo!
Ages 8+. Not a toy, contains small parts that may cause choking.
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