You are tasked with creating a working, singing, lighting, moving “thing” from the innards of dismantled toys. Working in a group or as an individual, you must create an object that keeps all of the functionality of your toy(s), but changes the context completely. This toy transplant must re-contextualize the original toy in an unexpected way.
So, for example, You had the electronics of a singing elmo, and combined them with a box that was in the shape of a casket… you would wind up with a casket that seemed to hold the body of elmo, with him singing inside.
So.. Pick one (or both) of your objects to frankenstien. You will need to meet face-to-face (if in a group) to strategize and work on your projects. If you have a “Maker Space” available to you, please use all available tools.
Some tips for your project:
- Conceive a build plan. Give it a good name/title
- What materials will you need?
- What problems do you foresee?
- Step-by-step instructions of your build plan with completion dates
- Please bring in all materials for October 15th’s class
To be considered a final submission, you must:
- Document everything!!!
- Final project will need to be WORKING on it’s own.
- Object will need to contain all of your projects sensors, lights, and doohickeys to be counted as “complete”
- Your group must posts a final reflection with photos AND video to the MakerCommons.org site. Tag: FrankenToy
This project was originally conceived in CT 137 @ York College. #frankentoy