an issue with connecting in the round when working on a flat pattern, creating bubbles verses waves initially.
For my project Wave stitcher, I inspired by our construction and environment weeks, and wanted to explore how individualizing a garment might allow for a deeper connection and therefore longer lifespan.
A. Heilmeier Questions as Needed
Do you want it to be a hand pumped mechanism or an automated experience?
Do you want it to function by itself?
What scale would you like?
Whats the air control connection?
B. Research History & State-of-the-Art
cable push toys
Durable Cotton twill used in many toys w soy or plant safe inks
C. Generate a list of Experts to invite to talk with you by category
D. Generate a list of relevant soft or flexible materials.
Ordered Items from Seattle Fabrics:
3 Sample Packs
** pet safety **
no small plastic parts that may break off and be consumed
E. Define specs
How do You know when it works?
if it inflates & deflates correctly
if cat is entertained / wants to play
durability / cost
F. Start Materials Explorations/1st Iterations
**temperature, time, pressure, cold clamp
***using alum to cool down