I will build a toy from my infancy using techniques learned and materials used during this quarter.
Growing up in Mexico City, I somewhat remember a small toy with the shape of a box that you could slide open and be greeted with a snake moving quickly towards your finger unexpectedly.
At some point, I noticed that the box had a mechanism connected to the sliding door that would make a small snake figure rotate outwards from the box towards the place you'd put your finger to pull it. The mechanism was extremely simple -- it used a string to pull the snake outwards when the door was slid open, and inwards when closing the door.
I googled some random words, and found something pretty similar:
The intended use case for this box is to scare the curious individual who dares open it.
BREAKDOWN OF TASKS
|3D Modelling + laser cutting||Box sides 3D printing,|
|Mechanism design||Mechanism/gear that raises the surprise|
|Milling||Internal pockets and spaces to place the mechanism|
BILL OF MATERIALS & SOURCING SCHEDULE
|Frosted acrylic||Own (leftovers from the lamp assignment).|
|Filament for 3D printing||Have access to it (not officially mine).|
|Tasks||Time ETA||Date start||Date finish|
|Design box parts||4h||5/27||5/27|
|Design mechanism to raise surprise||2h||5/27||5/27|
|Cut box parts||2h||5/28||5/28|
|Mill box parts for sliding mechanism||2h||6/1||6/1|
|3D print surprise||2h (active)||5/29||5/29|
|3D print mechanism to raise surprise||0h (combined with above)||5/29||5/29|
|Re-engineer & re-fabricate parts||3h||6/2||6/2|