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Week 8 Update – Raptor Report

The Raptor Team is quickly approaching the end of out prototyping phase and entering the final build. We have come a long way. Here is an update on the class happenings this week. We were so fortunate to be able

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Week7 Update

Already halfway through the semester! Our meeting on Monday morning mainly focused on adjusting foot and leg placement.   Our major problem with the leg and foot is that: the feet team made their foot before the leg team finish

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Failing Better – Part 2

Well, I am continuing to fail successfully at this project. Here are some updates. Through a rough series of failures, Xindi and I are learning more and more that the CNC is not the best tool for this specific project.

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Week 6 Update

We are nearly halfway through the semester! That means it’s almost time to begin the transition from prototyping to producing final products. Check out this video for a preview of this week’s raptor happenings: This week the raptor team had

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Delicate raptor fingers messing around with CNC machine

For 2nd prototypes, the hand team started off with moveable fingers, connected by springs. Our goal was improving the structure. We also tried to substitute springs with rubber bands, since the springs are not strong enough as we thought. Last

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Skin: The Fabric Of Our Lives

All three partners on the skin artistry team are tailors/dressmakers by trade. So, when tasked with the assignment of putting flesh on a velociraptor, our team decided to stick to what we know and approach this project as a sort

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Testing Grounds

This week, the raptor was given its first run on the testing grounds. The Director of Enron Raptors, Hannah Wolf, came in to provide feedback about the progression of the prototypes. The electronics corner of which I reside was particularly

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Out with the old, in with the…

Week four is upon us! That may seem like it’s still early on in the process, but believe it or not, we’re only a week away from a wearable prototype. Let me tell you, our teams have been hard at work

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Light as a Feather – ABS Rod

I found* a stack of ¼” ABS Rods in our Hatchery Lab two weeks ago. I slid one of the long pliable pieces off the shelf and began to test its ‘bendability.’ To my delight, it didn’t require any source

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What can’t you use masking tape for?

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

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