Toy Automata Booth August 13th

Hey there everyone! I hope you’re enjoying your summer – somehow Seattle managed to escape the heat that seems to have enveloped America. So with that – I’m excited to announce I’ll be hosting a booth in Seattle at the Rainier Valley Heritage Parade. Come visit and save yourself from the shine wave.

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I’m going to be making automaton toys out of card board, paper, and other materials with kids. I’ll also have copies of my first issue of the Horologica Obscura zine and it’s all free!  It’s filled with some exciting (but true) short stories about magicians and other odd happenings, a magic trick or two, and some patterns from my (soon to be out!) coloring book.  I hope you’ll make the trek! Come learn about gear loops, cams, and simple mechanisms.

Here are some of the toys I’ve made for examples.  A little cardboard goes a long way!