Assignment 9 // Project roadmap

A. Heilmeier Questions as Needed

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Question:

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

  • inflatable man
  • cable push toys
  • catnip spray
  • inflatable
  • Durable Cotton twill used in many toys w soy or plant safe inks

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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
2 Fabric

 

** pet safety **

  • healthy inks
  • 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

 

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