Category: progress report

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… Continue Reading How’s it Going?

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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.… Continue Reading Failing Better – Part 2

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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… Continue Reading Week 6 Update

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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… Continue Reading One More Prototype!

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… Continue Reading Delicate raptor fingers messing around with CNC machine

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… Continue Reading Skin: The Fabric Of Our Lives

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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… Continue Reading Testing Grounds

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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… Continue Reading Out with the old, in with the…

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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… Continue Reading Light as a Feather – ABS Rod

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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… Continue Reading What can’t you use masking tape for?

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