In the beginning of our project, we decided to focus our animal on a frog. At first we wanted our frog to leap and stick to whatever surface it would land on. While creating our sketches and creating our prototypes, we figured out that it would be quite difficult to make this possible so we decided to make our project much simpler. In the diagrams above, we made our frog move its front arms back and forth by pulling two pieces of cardboard in between its two bodies. We had to figure out how we wanted the arms to move, how to keep the arms in place, and how we could make it easy for the arms to move. Our project of course isn't perfect, but we believe we completed our frog to the best of our ability and is totally functional.
Jack - o - Bird is a bird with a Jack - o - Lantern head. It is made out of cardboard. can flap its wings when its legs are pulled.
Jack - o - Bird is a jack - o - lantern with a dream to fly. The body is a triangle with rectangle-shaped wings for a simple and clean look. Using a pulley with a string going from the wings to the legs the wings glide smoothly to make an addictive and fun toy. Its head helps to add an interesting and surprisingly cute feeling.
The Jack - o - Bird is a cute and fun toy that helps fulfill a pumpkins dream to fly.