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Mechanics for Creating Wooden Automatons

A course by Eduardo Salzane , Artist

Artist. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined June 2021

Learn to build gears, cranks, and links with simple tools to create moving sculptures that simulate wings flapping.

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99% positive reviews (84)
5098 students
Audio: Portuguese
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Learn to build gears, cranks, and links with simple tools to create moving sculptures that simulate wings flapping.

¨Wings are elements of nature that stir our imagination, and rebuilding a flight with wood and metal involves enchanting and fun engineering.¨, says Eduardo Salzane, artist and craftsman of automatons, that is, of sculptures that move from a crank.

Eduardo has held several exhibitions throughout Brazil and his work has been recognized by publications such as Automata Magazine. For him, each automaton is an opportunity to express our feelings and our relationship with the world.

Now, in this online course, he will teach you how to build gears, links and cranks to create a mechanism that reproduces the movement of flapping wings.

You can learn more from Eduardo in the course Wooden Automata: Bring Sculptures to Life with Movement. Explore mechanics and create poetic narratives with wood and simple materials!

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 23 downloads

Mechanical Principles
8 minutes, 20 seconds
Cranks
7 minutes, 54 seconds
Links
6 minutes, 31 seconds
Gears
8 minutes, 53 seconds
Base Cut
13 minutes, 17 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (84)
  • 5098 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 15m)
  • 23 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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What is this course's project?

You will create a wooden automaton with gears, links and a crank that generate the flapping movement.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To any enthusiast of wood, sculpture and mechanics who want to have fun building.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is required to take the course.

You will need basic woodworking tools such as a saw, hammer, drill, sandpaper, glue, pliers, wrenches, screws and dowels, as well as plywood, sheets and wooden sticks. It will also be important to have paper or fabric for finishing and goggles and a mask to protect yourself.


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Eduardo Salzane

A course by Eduardo Salzane

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Graduated in social communication from Unesp, artist Eduardo Salzane has already worked with authorial photography, puppet theater and some circus modalities before specializing in the universe of automatons — sculptures that move from a crank.
He has given workshops at different institutions throughout Brazil and his works have been exhibited in several galleries in the interior of São Paulo and at the Ecomuseum of Itaipu, in Foz do Iguaçu. Currently, he develops his work with reused wood and creates a universe of poetry in motion in each of his pieces.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Design Mechanics

    • Mechanical Principles
    • Cranks
    • Links
    • Gears
    • Tools and Materials
  • U3

    Parts Manufacturing

    • Schematic Drawing of the Project
    • Base Cut
    • Drilling and Assembly of the Base
    • Link Cutting and Drilling
    • Gear Cutting
    • Positioning of Shafts and Gears
    • Positioning of the Links
  • U4

    Assembly and Finishing

    • Construction of the Structure and Finishing of the Wings
    • Assembly
    • Other Possibilities
  • FP

    Final project

    • Mechanics for Creating Wooden Automatons

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Mechanics for Creating Wooden Automatons. Craft course by Eduardo Salzane Best seller

Mechanics for Creating Wooden Automatons

A course by Eduardo Salzane
Artist. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined June 2021
  • 99% positive reviews (84)
  • 5098 students