Current-issue peek

Here are just a few of the fascinating articles that you’ll find in the pages of the November-December issue of Automata Magazine.

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In the first part of a two-part series, Mike Palmer describes the construction and mechanics of his elaborate Merlin automaton.

Paul Giles discusses three of the six simple machines, and how they relate to automata in his column in this issue.

Kim Booth tells about Probošt’s mechanical Christmas crib, an amazing, automated nativity scene in the Czech Republic.

Sarah Reast describes in detail a variety of  linkages commonly used for different actions in automata.