This week I began to build a raw prototype. I found some kind of round styrofoam which I decided will be my base. I figured I can carve out holes to put all my hardware in.
This how potentially I want the object to look like:
And then I tried to check how it will look with light (in the final prototype I prefer white light)
Then I carved out some holes for all the hardware
I connected the push rods
At the end I wrapped it with fabric (I used different fabric and not the one I want to use at the final prototype)
Unfortunately, there is a big gap between how I imagined the prototype and the final out come.
Things I need to create until the final result:
The appearance of the object needs to be more accurate: the object itself, the fabric and the light
The movement. The movement now is too small, not noticeable and too mechanical.
Sensors - I need to add the proximity sensors
Quantity - My original plan was to make at least 4, now I'm not sure if be able to make all 4 of them.