First of all I sincerely apologize because I know this is in the wrong section. I was unable to post in the reading material section and this seemed the closest alternative. I am interested in starting up a hobby of building clockwork mechanisms (clocks, wind-up toys, etc), but as I have no prior engineering background I am in need of some starter material. Unfortunately I am new to the engineering world (my main focus lies in computer programming) and this forum is the only trustworthy forum I know of that incorporates engineering topics. If anyone knows of any reading material that may help start me off I would greatly appreciate it!