Monday, November 12, 2018

Final Prototype Showcase

Here are some pictures of our final prototype from the showcase today!

Front View

Back View

Our solar panel now unfolds so that it has a much larger surface to capture solar energy!

Unfolded Mobile Studio Mode

This large pouch is big enough to fit the drone!

Makeshift tripod-type legs so that the bag can stand and act as a tripod for the camera.

 Our up and running miniature wind turbine!

Our makeshift red LED antenna that transmits video footage wirelessly. (And our classmate Vashon using our wind turbine as a mini-fan.)

Last but not least, here is a bonus video of Wonkru's Jia Yi explaining our updated storyworld at the showcase today:

We'd like to give a big thank you to our professor, Andrew Quitmeyer, our classmates, and everybody who came down to support the event!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Building the Final Prototype

We've begun building our final prototype!

On a side note, here is our brand new Wonkru Designs logo:

Our final prototype will be showcased here:

November 12, 2018 (2:00PM)
NUS University Town Foyer (Stephen Riady Center)

Be sure to come down and check it out!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Designing the Final Prototype

We've settled on the following dimensions for our final prototype:

In the meantime, we've also implemented some of the changes we intended for our second prototype to our first prototype for demonstrative purposes!

Since one of the comments we received during our first prototype showcase was that our small solar panel wouldn't be able to power the whole set-up, we've added a wind turbine to generate electricity via wind energy! We've also added an antenna so that the bag's user can web transfer his video footage to the cloud from remote locations.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Back to the Drawing Board

Unfortunately, midway into building our second prototype, we've realised that the bag is way too big and unwieldy, making it extremely difficult to carry.

We're going to need to go back to the drawing board and reduce the dimensions of the bag while making sure it can still carry everything we need it to.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Building the 2nd Prototype

We've begun building our second prototype!

Our first bag turned out rather small, so the dimensions of the bag have been greatly increased so we can put a professional video camera with all the additional equipment in it.

Cutting out pockets and the reinforcing cardboard walls.

Most of our bag were made using recycled parts from the large vinyl banners in the Makerspace Lab.

Using this for our bag straps!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Showcasing Our First Prototype

Here is our completed first prototype that we showed during class today:

Unfolded Mode

Backpack Mode

We received some valuable feedback from our professor, Andrew Quitmeyer, and our classmates during the showcase today. Taking everything into consideration, we'll be looking into making some changes to our design for the next prototype!

Production has Begun on Our First Prototype!

We've begun building our first prototype! It will be showcased during class next Monday (22 Oct).