Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sketch of Cargo Drop!

I tried to sketch the project with a cross section to give an idea of the inside/outside of the project.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Cargo Drop for Freeform Festival - Construction has begun!

Construction of the Cargo Drop box for Freeform Festival has begun.  We got a $500 grant to bring our Cargo Drop puppet theater to Freeform Festival in NJ.  I was fortunate to be able to get most all of the wood that I've used so far for free.  I used some scrap from friends, and my landlord donated a bunch of lumber.  I started by constructing the interior frame, and each wall will be built separately so they can be transported easily.  The interior frame will be assembled on site.  I still need to finish this one wall, and build 3 more walls, and add head hole doors.  Also, the Great Quentini gave me about 12 puppets to choose from for the interior of our project.  Things are coming along!

The other 3 sides will have walls like this.  The puppets will be attached to the inside of the wall, and a head-flap will be installed to blend in with the box's walls, but reveal the puppet theater inside.

Moab's box is constructed!

step 1 out of 4 complete for Moab's 'Cargo Drop'.

the box is pretty much 2'x2'x2' with a 10" high stand.  3 head holes for 3 of the 4 sides.  the entire top is on hinges and will be locked closed except when I need to get in there and make changes.

the head holes are 8" in diameter.  the stand and the box are not connected for ease of transport but super sturdy when the box is placed on top without needing to connect the two.

3/8" holes are also drilled under the flaps for the 'off when pressed' buttons to turn interior electrical circuts on when flap is lifted.  And there is also a 3/8" hole on the bottom of the box to run all electrical wire to the battery underneath the box.
next step is gathering materials for interior, figuring out electrical outline and power source.

I'm also playing around with the idea of a removable interior instead of building a second box for my 2nd interior idea.