In this relatively complex automaton, two colorful submarines assert their dominion over the watery deep, amid roiling seas. The problem is that neither knows the other is there: as the first one rises the other submerges.

The box is of varnished Baltic birch ply (a wonderful material). The mechanics include cranks, ratchets, levers, and eccentrics.

Below is a video of the Submarines in action. If, for some reason, you can't view it, click here.

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