DIY Automaton


Our Automaton is a DIY simple machine! Assemble a cam and cam follower system using our laser-cut wood pieces. The end result is a mechanical structure that moves as you turn the crank. 


Discover how cams and cam followers can be used to explore simple machines.  This DIY plywood automata kit is easy to assemble, as well as customizable and unique – use paint or markers to decorate! Add additional elements and create your own mechanical sculpture


  • Laser-cut birch plywood pieces for one (1) complete Automaton
  • 2 Dowels
  • 2 Spools


The assembled automaton measures approximately 5 ⅞” x 3 ½” x 6 ½”.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8 × 1 in