Category: progress report

The Skin on my Chinny-Chin-Chin

Yikes! Our raptor reveal party with breakfast tacos is one week away! But I feel great about our progress. A few weeks ago raptors were chasing me in my nightmares but now I feel great to stand in our classroom

The Power of “Yet”

Up until this week, the theme of our class has been prototype, prototype, prototype and with each of our prototypes came a whole new series of questions, problem solving, and total confusion. We have had both major successes and slight

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Heads Up!

Our cyberpunk raptors are slowly but surely beginning to show signs of life, but we can’t start shouting “IT’S ALIVE!!!” until we include the cherry on top of this robotic sundae: The Head! For me personally, this is the pièce de

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The Road Ahead

As deadlines creep closer and the school year gets rougher, progress in the Raptor lab is chugging along at a reasonable pace. The guest artist Zoë Morsette came in to present My Life in Art, as well as to assist

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

How’s it Going?

It’s been practically 2 months, dozens of prototypes, and so much stress. We’ve fallen into the routine of creation; that is we have figured out how both create and solve problems. We’ve learned what materials we want, and what materials we

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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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One More Prototype!

This week the Raptor Class had our second full prototype review with the director, choreographer, design team, and one of the actors who will be in the suit. Between this meeting and our last, teams have improved their prototypes from