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Mechanika, Revised and Updated by Doug Chiang

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Mixing Machine Technologies

Steambot

Mixing machine technologies from different eras can be a great source of inspiration for unique robot designs. Combining eighteenth-century technology with twentieth-century mechanics, for example, creates fantastic design opportunities. In reality, a steam-powered robot doesn’t make much sense. But visually it’s very striking.

Tools

Surface

Premium white 28-lb. (105gsm) color copier paper, 11" × 17" (28cm × 43cm)

Markers

Cool Grey 30%, 50%, 60%, 70%

Other

8-inch (20cm) 45°/90° plastic triangle with inking edge

12-inch (30cm) metal ruler

Air marker system

Daler-Rowney Pro White opaque watercolor paint

Fine-tip black pen

Pointed round kolinsky sable brush, 116" (2mm) diameter

Small and large ellipse guides, ...

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