On Thursday and Friday, the level of buggy busyness here at the Palace of Fine Arts only increased!
Some Tinkerers learned how to use new tools like the drill press and jig saw to make some giant cutlery for the bug picnic.
There was also lots of fine tuning and calibration to be done on the EEB (cousin of the Bee) before it could take flight and snag itself some food.
The crawling / slithering team also made progress on installing doors and locks and on each of the sections of their giant bug.
And the Fleahopper team worked hard to install the jumping legs (think pogo stick) and giant claw scoop on the bugs’ back that will capture food as it bounces in the air.
It was awesome to see each of these teams working super hard together all week and making lots of interesting mistakes that they learned from throughout the process: The Fleahopper team went through several iterations in pursuit of the perfect jumping leg. The EEB team mastered the art of installing and threading pulleys without getting tangled (impressive considering how many ropes they had going). And the crawling team was able to successfully scoot their very heavy and very large bug body across the floor after discovering and trying out several ways of installing pvc pipe rollers.
To see all the buggy fun from the week, check out the project galleries below and make sure to visit our Flickr album for hundreds more action shots!
CRAWLING / SLIDING BUG PROJECT
FLYING (EEB) PROJECT