As mentioned in previous posts, the aesthetic that I am going for is a simple yet futuristic look. I want to give the appearance that there is a small robot inside the box, which acts as his house. This was primarily inspired by the two movies; star wars and Wall-e as well as oscar from sesame street. I want the look of the robot on the inside to look like a cute and friendly robot like many from the movie in Wall-e. It was also inspired by the scene from star wars where R2D2 and C3PO are kidnapped by Jawas and there are multitudes of droids also in the vehicle. Although that scene was somewhat dark gave me the idea of making the box of steel and given it a somewhat trashy appearance. It’s hard to explain, but I liked the concept of a dystopian world and this box is the only thing that the robot has.
Figure 1: Droids from Star Wars
This best relates to a combination of Modernism, Bauhaus, and Deconstruktivism. The modernism inspires the futuristic look as well as strict design that constitutes a sense of order. Finally, the modernism movement included a great deal of metals such as steel and straight simple forms, similar to what I plan on having. The reason I mentioned Bauhaus was because just like Modernism, Bauhaus incorporates simplicity, repetition, and functionality. Finally, I thought that deconstruktivism best reflected the dystopian and trashy look that I had previously mentioned. Although that is not necessarily what deconstruktivism is about, it had a lot of broken and shredded forms, which I thought looked somewhat post-apocalyptic.
Figure 2: Example of Modernism
Figure 3: Example of Deconstruktivism
In terms of progress, I got the package at the very end of spring break. I have started working on the coding to figure out how to get the arduino and the stepper motor to work to make the mini robot open his “door”. I think I want to either use the squirt gun idea, but don’t quite know how to do it still.
[Featured Image]: http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Oscar_the_Grouch