Incorporating an artifice into a mundane daily task #2
-I must make a tangible object using something that is in my apartment. No budget!
-The final object must be incorporated into one of my mundane daily tasks.
-There must be a video documentation of me using the object.
Project 2: How To Put Sauce On Your Pasta With A Manually Operated Mechanic Arm
In continuation with my theme of an unnecessary artifice simulating a human action or movement, I created a manually operated mechanical arm with a pulley system. I tried to recreate the anatomy and the movement of an elbow and wrist using man-made objects.
Result: YouTube video below + screen shot of video
Materials used and their limitations:
I once again used pieces from an erector set, elastic bands, Jcrew bracelet, wires and a spoon. Obviously, this device does not work as well as the actual arm and wrist. I had very little control over the jerkiness of the mechanical arm. At one point I almost splattered my camera lens with tomato sauce. This was a very fun piece to make and to use once it was completed.