While we have shared lots of interesting animatronics related projects from a post-Arduino, post-platinum silicon castings universe, here is a short video sharing about a French museum exhibiting much older strategies for animatronics. And because I couldn’t resist, there are some amateur videos below from visitors that are perhaps more fun than the overview segment and show more of the strange sites (and from more of a child’s perspective).
The animated figurines that entertain passers-by from behind department-store windows are just the latest version of a French automaton tradition that goes back to the 19th century — and a little-known tale of French savoir-faire.
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