I have finished the base and drive for the automata. The Exploratoriam has quite a high humidity so I have used birch ply in it’s construction as it less prone to shrinkage and expansion. I am using a 5rpm motor and have geared it down a little to give the automata a running cycle of 20 seconds.I arrived at the duration time of 20 seconds by making a stoyboard detailing each action and how long it would take.