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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As mentioned previously, since I got assigned to create a product that mimics the shark movement, I created a prototype that showcases the movement of the shark, and how it travels in an inverted S shape.
In order to create this prototype, using cardboards, I cut multiple circles of different sizes and punctured holes only on the left size. Read more →
For assignment 2 – Kokopelli, we were tasked to create musical instruments, based on the body parts we were assigned to. I was assigned forehead, while my partner Nok Wan had hands.
I did some research on forehead, and the only movement that I managed to gathered was the movement of frowning. When one frowns, the muscle contracts, creating the wrinkles. Read more →
Starting on the third assignment for Form and Visualization, Cheryl assigned each of us to an animal. I got Shark, and was tasked to do a research on it. Mainly studying the biological aspect of the shark, and its physical structure.
Most bony fish have a special swim bladder that helps them move around in the water. When the fish takes in Read more →
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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