All students will make a unique, artistic and creative animated object of their design during the course. The students will work in two-person teams formed between one Arts and one Engineering student.
The resulting artistic animated objects will be presented at a public art exhibition at the end of the course.
All projects need to contain moving parts designed and simulated with Autodesk Maya and printed with 3D printers at the Advanced Visualization Center (AVC) at USF. We expect that you make use of the Arduino kits and endow your designs with displays, LEDs, remote control, RFID tag activation, audio components or whatever else comes to your creative minds! You are encouraged to purchase additional components for your project to give them that additional 'awesome factor'...;-)
While each project must be unique, student teams are encouraged to help each other and collaborate to get their designs implemented.
Please, note that all projects must adhere to the following requirements:
1) The objects must be completely designed and simulated in Maya before they are built.
2) They must contain 3D printed moving components that are controlled by the electronic control circuit.
3) The project must be controlled by the Arduino leveraging course kit components (and/or additional components)
4) The project must interact with the observer in some creative way using sensing components from the course kit (additional components can be used).
5) The final design must work, be neatly manufactured with precision, and be original.
6) The projects must display features that effectively blend organic and mechanical modeling.
7) Engineering components must be well integrated with in the artistic design of the overall project.