Design of Automata
Automata are mechanical machines that follow a predetermined sequence of movements where a single input crank is used to create elaborate and complex movements.
An 'Instructable' for a design process I made for planar automata can be found here.
Four Bar Linkages
A wild pikakchu has appeared!
3D files and plans for automaton are available at GrabCAD.
This dinosaur automaton is based on the Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus and features three scoth yokes, two four bar linkages, and one pin in slot mechanism, all connected by gear trains and driven by a single crank.
Misc. Planar Automata