Hero of Alexandria and his Theatrical Automata


Mobile Automaton

CAD image of the mobile automatonWe have a complete 3D CAD model of the mobile automaton (with some exceptions noted below), using SolidWorks.

Download the model a SolidWorks (EASM) file.

To view the model use the free downloadable E-drawings viewer.

There are some elements that are missing from our CAD model:

We are grateful to the Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, for allowing us to take scans of the statues of Dionysos and of the nymph, and to Geoffrey Marchal (currently post-doctoral research associate at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of West Florida) for taking the scans on our behalf.

A number of appropriately licensed scans of the Nike of Samothrace are avialable online.

Stationary automaton

We have planned the stationary automaton. The model will appear here in due course.