I like to take a break from clocks over the Winter and try something different, so this year I have started to look at Automata, lots of wonderful designs out there but not that many taking advantage of 3D printing. I started with the idea of a flower raising its head to follow the Sun around the sky as they often do and developed that into this first model with three motions driven by simple cams.
This project has characters based on Bill and Ben the Flowerpot men, a popular puppet show on television in the 1950’s.
They have been changed a bit to suit building on a 3D printer and the original Weed character is now a Flower which has a flower head that is lifted when Bill pours water on it from his watering can.
For more details https://www.3dprinterclocks.com/page25.html