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Automata for Beginners E-book

All of Sarah's popular Automata Magazine columns up to the May-June 2022 issue have been compiled into this attractive book. Her practical wisdom on making automata is now available in one place. Included are chapters on wood, glues, cams, linkages, tools, different ways of achieving motion, and much more. Regardless if you're a beginner or a more advanced maker, there is a lot of valuable information in this volume.

64 pages. This book is available only in downloadable PDF format.


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Words from our customers...

I find your business quite intriguing – not just the remarkably designed models but how you appear to do all of this with a very small team. Your personal resumes on the web site tell me all I need to know about you and show the spirit that must run through your group. Despite my impatient and ham-fisted slow progress (I know, I chose one of the hardest to begin) the whole idea of the company is one that appeals to me greatly, as someone who has spent a career in technology start-ups and operations, it’s so nice to see something that is so kind of traditional, yet innovative, too. Mankind has used wood to make objects since the stone age but you have taken it to a new level, though with some roots in the last couple of hundred years, is how I’d assess it. 

I am very impressed with the company, the products and the service, in many ways!

With kind regards


Hi Luise, 

We cannot fault this company - the kits are reasonably priced, well packaged and fun to build! Instructions are clear and easy to follow (by our 14yr old son) plus there are videos available online to assist with the trickier bits! Customer service also goes above and beyond - when we discovered an incorrect part in our box, communication was very efficient and a replacement was sent out to us immediately -in France!! We would thoroughly recommend Timberkits avd their products!

Best wishes,