What are Automata?
Because of their diversity, automata are difficult to define. Here is our loose definition of them: “Machines that replicate human, animal, or inanimate objects’ motions, capabilities, and/or everyday tasks. These can be hand cranked, motor driven, or computer controlled.” This definition may be expanded as time flows. (Automata Magazine Group Forum)
My name is Giuseppe Civitarese (aka Pino), from Visintini, Italy. I am an oceanographer, and in my second life I am a card models builder and designer. My passion for paper modelling began in 2000, when I decided to build a paper castle for my little nephew Matteo. Later, Matteo never built any paper model. On the other hand, since then I've never abandoned this hobby. My specific interest is in designing paper automata, and terrestrial and celestial globes from digital replicas of antique maps.
Category Archives: 8. Other
A clock that counts down the critical time window to reach zero emissions (our “Deadline”), while tracking our progress on key solution pathways (“Lifelines”).
E’ tempo di bilanci e di ringraziamenti. Sono stati tre giorni molto intensi dove io, tendenzialmente orso, ho fatto un buon esercizio di socializzazione… Innanzitutto un immenso grazie a Cinzia Pizzi, senza la quale tutto ciò non sarebbe stato possibile … Continue reading
This year, I will be at the MAKER Faire 2021 (European Edition)!I will bring my automata, and in particular I will explain to the interested people the design and construction processes of Leonardo’s Mechanical Hammer. Come and see me! Quest’anno … Continue reading
Andi Rüegg, a talented Swiss paper modeler, has come up with the idea of building a 50% version of MACHINA. Honestly, I thought he couldn’t do it, but the final result is simply fabulous. See his construction report (very informative) … Continue reading
Mauther, from Brazil, owner of PAPERMAU, (a huge collection of free original and exclusive paper models and the best, rare and unusual free papercrafts of all the world!) dedicated one of his lovely American 1950’s style garages to me. Thanks … Continue reading
The MOON (High relief cm 33x23x6)
Nice improving of my automaton WAP by José Carpio: rotating propeller and fishes jumping in the sea. Nice job, José 😉 _
Do you need a castle to be 3D printed or, much better, to be printed on paper, cutout, and assembled? No matter how many towers, walls, crenellated ramparts you need: with Grand Castle Generator, you and your princess (or prince) … Continue reading
Direction/Set Design/Animation/Post Production DADOMANI Studio Director of Photography: Patrizio Saccò Graphics: Dadomani, Carlo Gazzi Set Building: Dadomani, Linda Vallone Music: Ramin Djawadi Sound Fx: Dadomani Client: Moleskine