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Mexican Peck automaton

Mexican Peck automaton

When the cardboard parts in the booklet are cut out and assembled the result is an amusing ‘Mexican Peck’ when the handle is turned. The Mexican Peck is defined as the rippling effect produced when successive waves of chickens peck at the harsh baked earth in search of morsels of food. Copyright Rob Ives/Flying Pig 1999-2001.