With the recent ongoing Covid-19 situation, my timeline regarding the project has changed slightly; pictured below:
Prototyping is divide into two major sections – that of the building the actual sculpture, and that of working on the dynamic components.
The fabrication of the main sculpture will be very similar to my Upcycle project – formation of the general shape and shell of the object using the chicken wire, and then adding more and more detail using bending and additional material to supplement the form. I will be disassembling the fence form of the chicken wire I have and using individual strands, in a linear woven pattern, to build up the outer frame. All moving pieces will be separately constructed and mounted on to the base sculpture frame. Fabrication of the dynamic component will be a simple servo controlled with an Arduino attached to a separate, individually moving component of the sculpture (likely the wings or the head). The Arduino will sit within the body cavity of the sculpture, with the necessary components affixed to each dynamic component. The whole sculpture will then be mounted or fixed to a lower base structure.