(Iteration 1-6 are tests of different materials)
Scaled model of a tree made out of cardboard with spray foam in the shape of a human hugging the tree.
Pink foam stacked and layered over cardboard to create a textured feel when hugging
Different sized balloons arrayed and pinned on a cardboard sheet.
Sprayfoam sprayed into a balloon instead of air
25" Vynil bag stuffed with cotton fluff
25" Vynil bag stuffed with feathers and heat sealed on the edges
Iteration 7 (Buttons):
Laser cut wood buttons in the shape of leafs and birds
45" long Vinyl bag stuffed with feathers and tufted with heatsealed dots where the wood buttons would go. A flap with velcro was made in the back so that we could easily access the electronics
Iteration 9 (Housing for the electronics):
A box made with clear acrylic on the top and the rest white acrylic. The back has holes cut out for the batery and switch to be outside of the model
We made an acrylic piece that attached to the ends of the vynil bag. This piece has holes cut out so that string could fit through it. This would allow for the two ends to tie around a tree, much like a corsett
Iteration 11 (Final):
The electronics went inside the housing and we put that in the vynil bag. Then we stuffed it with feathers around the the heatsealed dots. This gave it the plushy look we wanted.
Buzzer sound changed to make a different bird call noise. Vibration motor added that beats with the LED and acts as a heart. The LED is green instead of red.