Running Man

I’ve always loved automata. Some years ago, after studying many books on mechanical movements, I designed my own original automata that I call “Running Man”. I don’t know if his motion is really running, perhaps it’s more of a jog or a speed walk. Nevertheless, that is how I know him.

I decided to try making him out of acrylic on my Glowforge. I don’t have the discipline to carve his hands, feet and head, so those are courtesy of my 3D printer.

Anyway, here he is. Running. Or jogging. Or speed walking. Take your pick.








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Slow motion running :slight_smile: I love that his toes point as he’s stretching forward!

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Reminds me of Herbie Hancock! Love it!!! What a great build!

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Wow, that is awesome.

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Nice! Next stop Boston Dynamics?

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This is very cool! Love it!

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This is awesome! I have making automata on my list of things to do with my :glowforge: !

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That is awesome! Now just hook up a little motor…

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Amazing!

Great running man!!!

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That is really cool! Terrifc work!

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Beyond spectacular—- very creative!!!

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Not bad considering if I remember right, you just received you GF not too long ago! Keep sharing, we can’t wait to see what other awesome ideas you come up with!

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Thank you, but I’ll admit that I’ve had my GF since January 2018. I’m going to convert him to a motorized version next and save all that effort on turning the crank!

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WOW, that is awesome.

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I love it! That guy has great posture.

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Super cool!

Do I spy some Lego gears in there? I like it.

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Actually, they are Vex Robotics sprockets and chain. I had tried pulleys and belts and several other approaches, but the Vex stuff gave me the best performance.

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