I would like to spend as little amount of money as possible on some of the more basic aspects of the statue that way I can spend more money on things such as lights or joints. To help get through this I will try to reuse as many materials as possible
I chose the aesthetic of wood statues, though I will be making the sculpture out of cardboard. I will need to create the statue in a way that behaves like, and looks like wood. I will use paint or engrave patterns into the cardboard to help achieve this.
I will try to use cardboard to create the bulk of the statue. I will try to use recycled cardboard but I will have to find a large amount of unbent pieces. I will also struggle with finding a way to imitate it so it looks like wood.
I want to include lights on the octopus, however I do not know arduino. I will need help to achieve this, and plan on using the work trade. I also don’t know what type of arduino I need though I have an idea of what I want it to look like
I haven’t decided the size I want it to be. I will need to think of the size of the head, the tentacles, the cardboard, and what I can fit into the laser cutter.