Tag: prototype

DA ARMature and Initial Mold

As we wrap up our initial molding of an arm, wanted to reflect on how our expectations and solutions to problems have panned out initially. The first problem we considered was if the dragonskin would be sufficiently thick enough to

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Happy Accidents and Second- Hand Camcorders

Hello! My name is Natalie and I am part of the Bat-Camcorder team, where we are currently in the process of making an automated camcorder for Live Performance where the camcorder will be able to “blink”, move its “eye”, have

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Could you use a hand?

Hello world! My name is Alex Jereb and I am the fabrication lead for the Admin Robot team. Our mission is to create a robot who is handsome, charming, and capable of making all of the movements in our storyboard

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Something Scary, Something New, Something Cackles, Something blue!

Scooby Doo is one of the most widely recognizable, and long running cartoons of all time clocking in at almost 50 years of thrilling mystery solving and hijinks. I remember being at Thanksgiving gatherings and finding that one of the

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Getting Things Started

This project originated from the thought: if we are going to have access to these facilities, to these materials and these professionals for guidance, why not go big? When I was originally formulating the pitch my thought process was to take

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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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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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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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Failing Better

I was thrilled to be allowed to work on the raptor hands for this class. I have always been fascinated by the mechanics of hands, and now I had this incredible opportunity to make a working pair myself. Except what

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