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Come Together

18 people. 13 weeks. 3 raptors. So. Much. Foam.  We’re in the final two weeks of our class, and for us that means one thing- we’re in major crunch time. Now’s when we have to really come together as a

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The Problem with AC/DC

No, I’m not talking about the rock band. I’m talking about actual alternating current and direct current. The EL wires used on the raptor bodies are AC-powered, while the LEDs used in the raptor eyes are DC-powered. Both EL wires

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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

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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,

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