2. Designing the Automata

DESIGN CYCLE STAGE 2: DESIGN

Initial Ideas

On a minimum of 2 A3 sheets of paper, use your knowledge of mechanisms and existing automata to design 4 initial ideas for a new and original automata of your own. Remember, the design Problem & Brief specifies that your automata must:

  1. Be visually stimulating,
  2. Captivate and intrigue the viewers,
  3. Have a minimum of 3 mechanical mechanisms

Each of your 4 ideas need to include the following:

  • Sketches to show the idea and how it functions,
  • The mechanisms that would be used and the input/output motions,
  • Written Descriptions/Annotations to describe how it works,
  • A reason why you have chosen this as a design
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