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Genius Camp | Ryan McClennen

Genius Camp Spring 2017 | Projects

  • Bats are the only mammals that can truly fly. While researching, we found that the flight of bats, specifically its wing gyration and pattern, was intriguing. Bats are also commonly expressed through one of America's most beloved superheroes, Batman. Even though we love Batman, his reputation made it more essential for us to include a piece him in our project. Our piece includes the sleek Batman emblem and an original design created through Rhinoceros to laser cut.
    Through days, hours, minutes, and even seconds of top-notch brainstorming, high-end designing, and elite engineering, we managed to piece together a mechanical hero, batX. After each iteration, we erudite the flaws from our design and put news ideas into planning and crafting. The batX is a creature which flaps its wings upon command symbolising mankind's dominance over nature. The batX is a toy to explicate this principal while attempting to cultivate a love of the very fauna that inhabits the users planet.