Blog Archives

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

Posted in guest artists, progress report, student experience Tagged with: , , , ,

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

Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in progress report Tagged with: , , , , ,

The Power of Collaboration: Bridging the digital divide

Building our future, together. Last spring, I reached out to Radio Television and Film Faculty wunderkind Ben Bays and invited him to join us as a guest artist for our Enron Raptor class. Our Department of Theatre & Dance students

Posted in class resources, guest artists Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Shocking developments…

When I got put on the electrics team at the start of this process, I was…terrified. I have experience with building, painting, crafting, and designing- but very little experience with electricity. To tell you the truth, that’s why I wanted

Posted in student experience Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in progress report Tagged with: , , , ,

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

Posted in progress report Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Raptors: The Experience of Creation

  Ever since most of us were kids, we wanted to have our own pet dinosaur. We dreamed that one day we would ride on our very on T-Rex. Little did I know, this year I would be working on

Posted in student experience Tagged with: , , , , , ,

“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

Posted in class resources, guest artists Tagged with: , , , , , ,

In the Beginning, There Was…?

students mind mapping

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

Posted in progress report Tagged with: , , , , ,