Kangaroo push/pull toy in carved and polished birch plywood
by Mike Screen
The kangaroo toy uses a simple eccentric cam wheel and a follower located between the wheels and lower torso to drive the tail and head up and down.
The head itself is pegged to the head/tail lever and rocks beautifully with the motion generated by the cam wheel.
The legs mimic the jumping action by being pinned offset to the wheels geometric centre.