As the kangaroo leaps, its ears wiggle. Its eyes roll. The flowers dance. Birds fly, and the cat’s trying to hang onto a fish. This incredibly charming piece of mechanical mayhem, titled Hundredweight of Heads, was created with hand tools by automata enthusiast Dave Hall.
Check out the Kangaroo’s basic shapes in action:
Watch more automata videos, including Mekanikos vs. The Minotaur, a charming wooden machine and Rowland Emett’s Marvelous Dream Machines.
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