The next time your kid complains about not having the latest and greatest toys, just point them towards this photo of what children in the late 1800s had to play with. On one hand they will certainly start appreciating what they have got, but on the other they probably won't sleep for a week because this thing will haunt their dreams.
Tagged With automatons
Our brothers-in-arms over at Gizmodo Poland have stumbled upon something magical. Witness Mecha Fish, so named by me because it is a fearsome beast that navigates kiddie pools and cannot be tamed thanks to a kind of rudimentary Bluetooth echolocation.
newVideoPlayer("chinesemagician_gawker.flv", 475, 376);It's not quite Asimo, but this Chinese magician automaton (read: crappy wooden robot) does one thing and one thing only: make other wooden automatons appear and disappear from containers (we don't count sporting a bad arse mustache as a thing). It's going to be auctioned off on October 28 at Skinner in Bolton, MA, if any of you are interested. Illusions, Michael.