The Grasshopper - Automata
The Grasshopper - Automata
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The Grasshopper - Automata

A makeCNC Original Automata Pattern

This is a Very Amazing Automata Pattern with Moving Parts! 

NOTE: You will need Wooden Dowels...Please See Size Product Notes for Sizes

This is one of Many of makeCNC's Excellent and Intriguing Automata Patterns !


Ready to cut downloadable Patterns and Projects for your CNC Router, Milling Machine, Plasma Cutter or Laser Machine and Scroll Saw in both Imperial Inch format as well as Metric size for the Global CNC Hobbyist.

Files include a Full Color Assembly Manual Copyright makeCNC!

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The Grasshopper - Automata

MakeCNC would like to introduce you to the world of Automata. 
Automata is often referred to as Mechanical Toys or Kinetic Art. Automata are 
marvelous small machines that utilize most of the mechanical processes which can 
be found in almost every modern machine containing cams, gears, ratchets and 
Designing and making automata is an exciting hobby. It covers a range of skills 
and processes from Art, Engineering and Science, through to Craft Skills 
involving card, wood and metal which can be utilized for a school project or just 
for a hobby.
It is not known when exactly the first automatic machines have been produced.
Mythology has many stories about automata, some a wild and fanciful, others may 
have been based on fact. We can not say for sure what is fact or fiction, so what 
follows is a description of some of the more exciting reference to mythological 
automata which are based on accounts from the Ancient Greeks.
The word automat is the latinization of the Greek word αὐτόματον, which means 
acting of one's own will. It is more often used to describe moving machines, 
especially those that have been made to resemble human or animal actions.
Many ancient mythologies include artificial people, e.g. the mechanical servants 
built by the Greek god Hephaestus (Vulcan to the Romans), the clay golems of 
Jewish legends and clay giants of Norse legends, and Galatea, the mythical statue 
of Pygmalion that came to life. In Greek drama, Deus Ex Machina was contrived as 
a dramatic device that usually involved lowering a deity by wires into the play 
to solve a seemingly impossible problem.
In modern times we now see Automata emerging as a modern art form. They can range 
in price from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars depending on the complexity 
and intricacy of the Automata machine. 
Many modern toys now use electric motors and plastic gears to achieve the same 
form as Automata but the mechanical principles behind them go back thousands of 
The 19th Century was a golden era for Automata. It was a time when the technique 
of mass production was created to make Automata cheaper and easier to purchase 
for the average child's toy. 
We would like to reflect and achieve, once more, the uniqueness and intrigue of 
Automata machines here at makeCNC. 

Collect your Excellent makeCNC Automata Pattern Project today! It's definitely a Must!

Collect them all One by One!!!

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These 3d puzzles are a downloadable product that have been made ready to cut on any CNC router or CNC laser machine.
They are supplied as ready-to-cut DXF vector files for CNC routers and EPS for CNC lasers machines.

Patterns may be scaled to the size you require for your material thickness using our Scale Calculator

CNC Routers Users ! Please See our Tutorial for information on dealing with Inside Corners and Dogbone Fillets

Each Zip File Includes:

2 or 4 CDR Files - Sizes you receive Depend on individual Product - usually in 1-8 and 3 mm and/or 1-4 and 6 mm Versions (Corel Draw Format for Laser)
2 or 4 DXF's - Sizes you receive Depend on individual Product -  usually in 1-8 and 3 mm and/or 1-4 and 6 mm Versions (For Most CAD Programs)
2 or 4 SVG - Sizes you receive Depend on individual Product - usually in 1-8 and 3 mm and/or 1-4 and 6 mm Versions  (Opens in Many CAD & Drawing Programs) 

Printable PDF Pattern  (For Scroll Saw Use)

1 X  Clear and Concise Color Assembly Manual.

1 X  Number Guide DXF (Also called Coded DXF - NOT in all Products - Only in Certain Products)

1 x Readme File and Copyright Information

1 X Product Notes -  Letting you know an Approximate Height, Length and Width of your finished product and giving the Approximate Size of the Largest Part.  These Approximations are given in Imperial and Metric. Remember, These are Approximate Sizes. 

Approximate Size at 6mm
L= 280
W = 102
H = 178
Approximate Size at 1/4 inch
L = 11
W = 4
H = 7
Approximate Largest Part
11 X 6 inches
280 X 153 mm
Dowel Size
0.25 dia:  2 X 2.125"
           2 X 1.25"
           2 X 0.875"
           1 X 2.75"
6 mm    :  2 X 51mm
           2 X 30mm
           2 X 21mm
           1 X 66mm 
Approximate Part Number: 24   

NOTE: Our 3D Puzzles can be built in different thicknesses.
Example: 1/8" uses 1/8" Plywood...1/4" uses 1/4" Plywood, etc.
As a rule, although the slots are set to fit the same sized tool, most
people will use a smaller bit size when cutting.

All the hard work is done!

Makecnc is excited to bring to the CNC hobbyist a new and ever-expanding library of art and projects made ready-to-cut on your CNC machine!

You can either sell the cut out projects as your own product or assemble them for your own enjoyment and to give as gifts to your family and friends.

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