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Project 1: Hello there Lil’ Humming Bird

Initially, my model was suppose to be a whale. I decided to make a hummingbird instead when I was playing around with a fan blade that I have brought from Thieves’ Market. Somehow, I made the connection between a fan blade and a humming bird. The spinning of a fan blade resembled that of the wings of a humming bird flying, since those creatures are known for their rapid flapping of wings. I had this inspiration to make a movable model, hence I decided to retain the function of a working fan in my work.  Besides, I thought it was a really, really, cool idea!



I actually had to make a second trip back to Thieves’ Market because I recalled seeing these kind of fans being sold, at around the price of $3-5. So I went around looking for a functional one. I brought some kind of circuit board as well and other materials, just in case I couldn’t make the humming bird, I can always back up with my initial whale idea.

I had to snap off the plastic covering since the fan blades were attached to the circular base of it. It was kind of stressful because I was afraid I might snap the wires off by accident, whoops! Since the plan is to retain the function of the moving fan blades.


Turns out the circuit board was of good use as a base support for the fan! (Nope, I didn’t use any tech-ny magic! I’m not an engineer, psh!)  since it’s too heavy for it to stand alone. I have attached the fan onto a screw as a support stand and added along a head as well.


Before attaching everything together, I was trying to figure out if it was possible to attached a body onto the rotating fan, without having the body rotate as well.

Of course, it was kind of impossible, so I decided to leave a gap in between the body and the fans, so as not to obstruct the movements of the rotating fans. And I think it worked out pretty well, as in terms of visualization, as I can see a full figure of a humming bird.

Final Look:



Click here.
(The video isn’t that obvious, but the wings are moving.)

Adventure Time: Thieves’ Market

You know the saying: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

That’s what this project literally is about. We have to make a model out from…trash. Good trash, of course.


It was a really hot and humid day though! Still there were many things to be seen and bought. There was a variety of items being sold; from spare electronic parts to odd-looking objects. Just like the snake staff at the picture below. It was really cool!


Bet it was costly. Speaking of costs, the items there are really cheap. But of course, the best way to get the best price is to… Bargain. I got to test my bargaining skills for the first time. I can say I made some decent deals, psh!


(I was really tempted to get that zapdos badge. Because #TEAMINSTICT )

To be honest, I didn’t really have a fixed idea of a model I had wanted to build. So I brought parts which looked interesting or caught my eye and along the way, formed some kind of creature I had wanted to make; A whale, initially.

It’s kind of sad to know that this place wouldn’t be around long. I’m glad to have at least visited this place once more (the first time when I was a much younger) even though it’s reduced in size. It was still a very interesting sight to see as well as junks to buy!