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Join Cabaret Mechanical Theatre for an adult masterclass using a pack of materials to make your own moving automata. In partnership with St Albans Museum + Gallery an online programme of automata making workshops has been made possible by CMT’s Arts Council England’s, Culture Recovery Funding.

Using a box, pre-made parts, chopsticks and various bits and pieces, participants make a cam drive mechanism which bursts into kinetic life at the turn of a handle. Individual designs and decorations are inspired from the flow of the movement, using a variety of art/craft materials. The mechanical parts are all push-fit and can be adjusted to enable experimenting with different cam formations and profiles as part of learning about cams and mechanical control systems.

You will be sent packs with the key materials for the workshop ahead of time.

This event will be held via zoom.

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