BFW - Big Floating Wizzzards

Keith Lim and Kim Holm

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  • Summary

    Giant floating magicians!

    Prototype an open new design for quickly making giant backpack puppets using straw bees mega, PVC Pipe and DIY backpacks.

    If we hit it, we’ll have a workshop. Wizzzard Army!

    Full description of the concept

    Working with Strawbees Mega and jamming ideas lead to this Dream.

    An army of giant roving wizard backpack puppets. Or at least one. ;P

    This Dream is to iterate towards an open new design for quickly making giant backpack puppets using straw bees mega, PVC Pipe and DIY backpacks.

    Backpack puppets are built on a pole which is attached to a backpack worn like a regular backpack. The advantage is that the movement is very natural; the puppet simply does everything you do, because it’s attached close to your spine.

    It’s a classic puppet used in parades and protests for its simplicity of build, effective size and lifelike animation.

    PVC pipes will be the skeleton, straw bees are the joints, and the backpack is made of seatbelt fabric, velcro and aluminium.

    Light fabrics fill the body and shape. We hope for possible modular faces.

    We want to hit a design that is quick to share and build with a sewing machine and the right materials so we’ll hold a workshop and create a giant wizzzard army.

    How can other burners co-create with you?

    Join the design process.
    Or joint the build.
    Or Maker Monastic.
    Or the possible workshop at BL.

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    Budget is for five puppets to make in a workshop, and materials to prototype a transferable design.

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      Details

    • Do you need electricity from the grid? How much in Watts? Sewing machine during workshop time. 100 Watts

    • Safety implications Testing of the puppet design before borderlands, especially high wind situations. And ensure a solid, "full proof" design... but all the materials are so light...

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