Object title
Hobby Horse Karakuri Built and performed by
Paulette Richards Description
While “karakuri” originally referred to all mechanisms introduced to Japan from China and the West, in modern times the word designates mechanical figures. This karakuri puppet uses a cam mechanism to demonstrate the wheel and axle as one of the six simple machines. It can also be connected to an electrical circuit and powered by a DC motor. Living Objects theme

Years created and used
2016 - present Medium
Plastic Solo cup, plastic straws, cardboard, cardboard roll, pipe cleaner, styrofoam ball, googly eyes, yarn, craft foam, velcro, embroidery floss Type of puppet
Karakuri-style automata Dimensions
Height: 14”
Width: 4”
Depth: 5”