Skills Week Spring 2018

Fixed image

Meggee Joseph

Mechanical Animals Presentation 3/8/18

Jacob Calka

Mechanimals Presentation

Meggee Joseph

Croc Prototype Update

Meggee Joseph

Photoshop Fix - 3/7/18

Jacob Calka

Daily Sketch - 3/7/18

Jacob Calka

Water Heater

Mechanical Animals

Jacob Calka

My inspiration behind this project was the monkey.  I wanted  this project to put viewers directly in the jungle with this animal.   I have the monkey swinging from the branch and the mechanical aspect is a string that connects to the monkey's legs.  This string is able to be pulled by the viewer,  enabling the legs to move towards the branch.  This reflects the ability of the monkey to swing from branch to branch through the jungle.  As you can see, I crimped the  back of the monkey so the legs could reach up higher when pulled by the string.  The pull device is very basic, but effective.  The slip knot kept coming undone, so I resorted to scotch tape which worked perfectly.  My sketches are also basic, however, they helped a lot along the process and they solidified my vision.  I did also add a place for the branch to rest on that was not in my original sketches.  

Mech Animals Precedents

Jacob Calka

A basic pulley system is the precedent for both of my mechanical animals.

Presentation

Lauren Yung

Seahorse

Kenzie Morris