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Cuckoo Clock Mechanics

Project Members: 
Anirban Sen
Katherine Ahern
Kathleen Lu
Sheng-Ying Pao

Cuckoo Clock:

We used the linkage movement from example 1 to make our cuckoo clock. We suspended the entire aparatus from the top of the clock and had a fishing line to control the movement of the door and the bird apparatus. Overall, we were able to make the door and the bird move together quite well. We can attach the fishing line to the servo motor to automate the entire process.


Lego and Balsa wood pieces
Fishing Line
Pipe cleaners
Cardboard pieces (to make housing)


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