Kinetic Ant: Process (Individual)
RESEARCH: In the Eyes of the Kinetic Ant
‘ALTERNATING TRIPOD’ SYSTEM
I built my sketch models based off prior research about an ant’s movement, where they walk with alternating legs.
SKETCH MODEL 1
Thorax of an ant with all 6 legs.
The downside to this mechanism is that both sides of the wire have to be pulled in opposite directions at Read more →
Kinetic Beast - PDF
The Vampire Bat - A Prototype
Daphne TanWednesday, Apr 25, 2018 - 10:57:51 pm
For the vampire bat prototype, I decided to focus on the bat’s wings, since it is very much different from the wings of birds. Yet, it is similar to the human hands, but with web, forming the wings. What I brought forward to this project is the hinge mechanism from Project 2: Kokopelli!
This is what I got!
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The Vampire Bat
Daphne TanWednesday, Apr 25, 2018 - 10:52:17 pm
In the Eyes of Kinetic Beasts: Pygmy Mole Rat
The Pygmy Mole Rat
Relationship between The Hominid Frog, The Pygmy Mole Rat and the Simethyltryptamine Slug
The delicate relationship between these remarkable creatures takes place only in the Brazilian rain-forests.
Slugs feed on one particular fungus that only grows near one particular type of Cecropia plant, given the presence of pygmy mole-rats. This fungus allow the slug to produce a special chemical called the Simethyltryptamine or SMT.
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In the eyes of kinetic beasts ~ Hominid Frog research
High Jumper Flea (PDF)
Yuen Jia JunTuesday, Apr 24, 2018 - 11:18:56 am
[F&V] Kinetic Beasts: Prototype - Process and Development
*Group OSS by JJ and Fran
Selected Movements and Senses
The initial movements that we chose were the dog’s running motion and flea’s jumping motion. However, we felt that these two movements didn’t have much co-relation with each other, hence we changed our selected movements to the dog’s scratching motion and flea’s jumping motion. After all, it is the flea Read more →
[F&V] Kinetic Beasts: Dog Prototype
For my dog prototype, I decided to make a wayang-inspired puppet to capture the running movement of the dog. My initial idea was to make use of gears to imitate the dog’s movement (as shown in the video below), but it was too complicated for me to figure out since it requires engineering and math, so I stuck with the Read more →