Functional Prototypes & Moving Forward…

So the past couple of weeks have been on fast forward.  Our quest to finish our functional prototypes is coming close to it’s end. Over a 1000 soldered LED lines, hand made optical encoders, 3D Printed and Pine Resin cast Machinic Diatoms, surround sound audio systems powered by Pure Data and a Raspberry Pi and we’re still moving forward.  Our programers and developers are adding new levels of intelligence and complexity to the inner workings of the system and our fabricators are wrapping up our 5th scale model and full scale CAD drawings.  Here are a few pics of where we’ve been and where we’re heading.  More to come with our first public testing and prototype debut at the UCSC Art Dept. Open Studios this Friday!

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