Wire Automata and Cola Light
Mrs. Walker is a wonderful art teacher at the school I work. She drives the kids nuts by expecting them to do art, not just color. So a kid was working in wire and after school that day I “stole” some wire(with her permission) and she lent me pliers after seeing me try to bend the wire by hand. Thus came my calorie free cola.
At her house I showed her the flying pig web site, thus disclosing my love of automata. She lent me a lovely book and thus this “automata” was born. I probably should have made a plan first, but I tend to jury-rig first and think later.
The ultimate goal is to make automata that deforms (expands/contracts) origami corrugations.