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
- inflatable man
- cable push toys
- catnip spray
- 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
- Ashley on Pet toy explorations
- Mamoun about past inflatable guy
- Store owner from Trixie’s in Prospect Lefferts
D. Generate a list of relevant soft or flexible materials.
- Master Nylon Sample Pack
- 60″ Uncoated Nylon Taffeta Sample Pack
- Heat Sealable Coated Nylon Sample Pack
- 60″ Uncoated Nylon Taffeta @ $6.75/ Linear Yard = Only Need Minimum Of 0.5 Yds / Blue Or Navy
- 60″ Heat Sealable Coated Nylon Taffeta @ $14.95/ Linear Yard = Only Need Minimum Of 0.5 Yds / Black
- Durable cotton twill and colored using only natural vegetable or soy based colors
- At mood fabric
- Balloon pump
** 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