Last week, TechHive interns learned how to use variables, loops and If/ Then statements to bring their anger fish to life. This week, they got to put their new skills into practice as they iterated upon their angler designs. Interns created moving eyes for their fish, allowing them to experiment with emotive characters. Creating the illusion of emotion is central to making a successful animatronic character.
Additionally, interns assembled the eyebrow and eyelid mechanisms for their Explainer Bot. They also glued together the bodies and the platform for their Explainer Bot using an Acrylic Cement. Understanding how to work with acrylic will be essential when the interns begin to design their own motorized feature for their robot.