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Failing Better

I was thrilled to be allowed to work on the raptor hands for this class. I have always been fascinated by the mechanics of hands, and now I had this incredible opportunity to make a working pair myself. Except what… Continue Reading Failing Better

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Electroluminescent Wire vs. LED Strips

As a member of the raptor electronics team, my job consists of working with my teammates to design, build, and implement the lighting features of the raptors. As you can see from the design photos included in this blog post,… Continue Reading Electroluminescent Wire vs. LED Strips

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“It is all about telling stories” – Guest Artist Joe Rial

The Enron Raptor Class is delighted to welcome guest artist Joe Rial via Skype. When sharing the concept of this class with my colleagues at the USITT BOD meeting last August, my friend and colleague Tammy Honesty reached out and… Continue Reading “It is all about telling stories” – Guest Artist Joe Rial

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In the Beginning, There Was…?

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What would hook someone if they were considering joining this class? Is it the prospect of learning 3D printing, the allure of puppetry, or the thought that they would be a part of ground breaking technology? When one thinks of… Continue Reading In the Beginning, There Was…?

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Analogies and You

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This week we’ll begin to think about what kind of analogies might be relevant to our raptors. You all have hundreds of experiences that bits of knowledge that are essential for the success of our class. The trick is to recognize… Continue Reading Analogies and You

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From Out-sourcing to Class-sourcing

On February 21, 2018, three velociraptors will walk across the The University of Texas Oscar G. Brockett stage. Yeah, like those made famous by Jurassic Park. The “raptors” are supporting characters in Enron, Lucy Prebble’s play about the rise and… Continue Reading From Out-sourcing to Class-sourcing

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