Second class and we are fully into making our first metal sculpture. Hot dangerous tools, big messes, and lots of strange materials. Tonight I learned how to cut styrofoam using a quick cut hot knife. Cool tool, my dad has some great accessories. Will take more sessions before I’m decent at cutting. But I’m really pleased to have the set. You can see it in the picture below.
Our task is to build a model of a small robot. All the beginning students generally struggled with the reality of cutting styrofoam versus the pictures in their minds. Huge difference, you have to get into the zen of styrofoam. Eventually I made a singing robot where the arms move to make noises and the feet are tucked into the ground. Lame description, but it’s a fairly decent piece of abstract art. And as long as I keep to the story, the teacher will allow it as a robot. If you have different ideas, let me know and I’ll rewrite the story. See the picture below.