3D puzzle of a Stirling engine, precision laser-cut CNC template

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Chicken Family – Automata : 3D Puzzle, Laser Cut, Scroll Saw, CNC Router, Template, Pattern DXF, CDR, SVG

3D puzzle of the Chicken Family Automata, precision laser-cut CNC template

The Flying Dragon – Automata : 3D Puzzle, Laser Cut, Scroll Saw, CNC Router, Template, Pattern DXF, CDR, SVG


The Flying Dragon Automata 3D Puzzle captures the mythical elegance and dynamic motion of a dragon in flight. Designed as a laser-cut CNC template, this automata offers an engaging and interactive assembly experience that brings the legendary creature to life through kinetic art. Suitable for laser cutters, CNC routers, and plasma cutters. Included file formats are SVG, DXF, CDR, and PDF. Patterns are scalable vectors, allowing you to adjust the pattern size to suit the thickness of your material. Scaling up will enlarge the finished model or shrink it if you scale down. Please see our Scale Calculator to make this task simple.



A makeCNC Original Automata Pattern

This is an Amazing Automata Pattern with Moving Parts!

NOTE: You will need Wooden Dowels…Please See Size Product Notes for Sizes

This is one of Many of makeCNC’s Excellent and Intriguing Automata Patterns !

The Flying Dragon – Automata

MakeCNC would like to introduce you to the world of Automata.
Automata is often referred to as Mechanical Toys or Kinetic Art. Automata are
marvelous small machines that utilize most of the mechanical processes which can
be found in almost every modern machine containing cams, gears, ratchets and
Designing and making automata is an exciting hobby. It covers a range of skills
and processes from Art, Engineering and Science, through to Craft Skills
involving card, wood and metal which can be utilized for a school project or just
for a hobby.
It is not known when exactly the first automatic machines have been produced.
Mythology has many stories about automata, some a wild and fanciful, others may
have been based on fact. We can not say for sure what is fact or fiction, so what
follows is a description of some of the more exciting reference to mythological
automata which are based on accounts from the Ancient Greeks.
The word automat is the latinization of the Greek word αὐτόματον, which means
acting of one’s own will. It is more often used to describe moving machines,
especially those that have been made to resemble human or animal actions.
Many ancient mythologies include artificial people, e.g. the mechanical servants
built by the Greek god Hephaestus (Vulcan to the Romans), the clay golems of
Jewish legends and clay giants of Norse legends, and Galatea, the mythical statue
of Pygmalion that came to life. In Greek drama, Deus Ex Machina was contrived as
a dramatic device that usually involved lowering a deity by wires into the play
to solve a seemingly impossible problem.
In modern times we now see Automata emerging as a modern art form. They can range
in price from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars depending on the complexity
and intricacy of the Automata machine.
Many modern toys now use electric motors and plastic gears to achieve the same
form as Automata but the mechanical principles behind them go back thousands of
The 19th Century was a golden era for Automata. It was a time when the technique
of mass production was created to make Automata cheaper and easier to purchase
for the average child’s toy.
We would like to reflect and achieve, once more, the uniqueness and intrigue of
Automata machines here at makeCNC.

Collect your Excellent makeCNC Automata Pattern Project today! It’s definitely a Must!

Collect them all One by One!!!

Hello and Thanks for shopping with makeCNC!
These 3D Puzzles are a Downloadable Product that have been Designed ready to cut on any CNC router or CNC Laser Machine.
They are supplied as ready-to-cut vector files in several formats for CNC Routers, Lasers, Plasma, Die Cutters and Scroll Saws are just of the few ways you can use these Patterns.

Basic slot sizes (Meaning your Material Thickness)

1/8 Inch or 1/4 Inch

Metric: Slot Size (Meaning your Material Thickness)

3mm or 6mm

1 x Color Assembly Guide.

Number of Parts:

Finished size of Model at 1/8th or 1/4 Inch

Finished size of Model at 3mm or 6mm

Approximate Size at 3mm
L= 216
W = 305
H = 280
Approximate Size at 1/8 inch
L = 8.5
W = 12
H = 11
Approximate Largest Part
15 X 10 inches
381 X 254 mm
Dowel Size (Diameter)
0.25 dia:  4 X 1.125″
           6 X 0.75″
           1 X 0.5″
6 mm    :  4 X 29mm
           6 X 20mm
           1 X 13mm
Approximate Part Number: 38

NOTE: Our 3D Puzzles can be built in different thicknesses.
Example: 1/8″ uses 1/8″ Plywood…1/4″ uses 1/4″ Plywood, etc.
As a rule, although the slots are set to fit the same sized tool, most
people will use a smaller bit size when cutting on a CNC Router.

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