We are making certain progress over here. And while I LOVE our cardboard constructions–I really do–I cannot wait to have a can of shiny silver spray paint in my hands and making these suckers all metallic and shiny. SHINY!
It never ceases to amaze me that Dave can go from dream, to design, to plan, to construction drawings, to built forms and that it all works. And beautifully. The Craunlets are super engaged, and it's great to see them designing and having input alongside him. I cannot wait until we get to their front control panels. The Craunlets each picked out several kinds of reflective and hologram sticker sheets that they plan to draw their designs onto with paint pens.
|Plans were sketched out onto cardboard, carefully cut, and the folds were scored. Next up, cardboard rivets. Yahoo!|
|Isabella's robot body segment, shoulders and arms.|
|Nathaniel's Robot body segment, shoulders and arms.|
So far, construction is coming along nicely, all the fittings have been successful, and it appears these might just be our most mobile costumes in terms of Craunlet walking and vision capabilities. So that's good!
|Initial head forms with screen mesh windows. Love the charming pile-up of robot pieces. Our dining room is quite the work zone already.|
And because we don't already have enough work cut out for us here, the Craunlets are currently designing their trick-or-treat pails. Think robotic accessories, also made out of cardboard, to carry around to collect their treats. Isabella is still deliberating between a few things, but Nathaniel knew right away what he wanted, and sketched it out:
|Nathaniel's BOOM BOX, in which he would also like to be blasting out 80s tunes. Because, obviously.|