CLOHE Automata are mechanical moving toys that can be used as a learning tool for primary students to introduce engineering, arts, sculpture, mechanics and science, by combining play and technology.
The mechanical principles behind Automata go back thousands of years from Ancient Greece to Egypt, later used by Leonardo da Vinci and having a great pick in the 19th century, where in that time we see the automata becoming more of a child’s toy.
This idea is widely used by teachers all over the world and it is amazing what kids can make using their imagination and mechanics.
The great thing about automata is that you can use everyday simple craft materials like a cardboard box, wooden sticks, glue or acrylics and make a simple or more complex one.
CLOHE has great site were you can find so many useful information about how a kid can make an automata toy on his/her own or with the help of a parent/teacher.
You can start with a simple construction and later make a more complex one!!!!
!!!! Thank you Tania for sharing this great automata concept !!!!
I must admit with all this combination of craft and mechanics I got a little jealous and I made my very own automata box. So here is a video of my Butterfly automata ->
Just my way to say !!!!! HAPPY SPRING !!!!!! 🙂 🙂
How about you? Are you ready to start your own moving toy? !!!!
Get your craft materials and give it a try!!! Children will got crazy!!!