Something to do on a Saturday

Hi gang, its good to be back. After a spell in the wilderness, I found some new digs/ job/ friends. Anyway for any of you that think ive a penguin fetish or, I was taking the mickey out of Linux, this is how it began.
In my foundation course, one assignment was to create an “Automata”. This is what I threw together out of bits of junk.

Something to do on a Saturday

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z123/bogey61/SomethingtodoonaSaturday.jpg

When the left handle is turned, the penguin chicks play “head the ball” with weather balloon, while the adult penguins heads follow the ball. A tape counter counts the number of times. When the right handle is turned, the adults flap their wings, as if claping.

Something workings

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z123/bogey61/Somethingworkings.jpg

The bits of junk in the mechanism.

Make of it what you will.

Here is as far as I managed to get with the world cup, before I had to initiate extreme emergency backup plan A. I see a lot of the entrants were thinking along the same lines. And there were some excellent submissions.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z123/bogey61/7.jpg

Bogey

ps, comments welcome and appreciated.

pps, trying to switch to Linux as I type.

ppps, back in 1998

Interesting machinerii

Glad you find it interesting.
Originally I intended to have Jack Dee being mauled by two Leopard Seals. To be entitled “Penguins Revenge”, after an old series of beer commercials, but it evolved.

Bogey.