Christina here and what a week! If anyone had any doubts that we could get this done, all they had to do was come see our prototypes after just one week.
Let’s start with the structure team. We have a harness built on a backpacking frame with attached wooden dowels ribbed over the back to fill out the body of the raptor. Attached at the base is a four foot tail that consists of a wooden dowel with plastic hoops attached. The tail is able to wonderfully wagging back and forth subtly but, because of its length and the angle of the tail, our ‘actor’ had a hard time not hitting people and objects as they walked around. The next stage for both body and tail will be adjusting the size and shape of the structures . The tail team will also be trying to use a slinky snake model for their next prototype to see if they can get more movement out of a shorter tail.Continue Reading What can’t you use masking tape for?