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Mekanikos vs. The Minotaur, a charming wooden machine

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Watch as The Mighty Mekanikos tests his strength against the raging Minotaur! This epic battle draws the crowds and their money in every time, but little do spectators know that the act is not what it claims to be.

Mekanikos vs. The Minotaur, a one-of-a-kind mechanical scene filled with wobbly pivots, hinged parts, hidden wires, and rattling chains that make the piece move a bit more organically than your average hand-cranked automaton. This 20″ tall piece was handmade by The Automata Blog‘s Dug North.

BoingBoing has more detail on how it was built.

In the archives: more automata videos.

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