Three Feathers - The Lilymobile

 

The "Lilymobile" was a scenic prop used as a sit-able element in the production of Three Feathers, a children's opera performed at the Virginia Tech's Moss Center for the Arts.  This element was meant to incorporate automated features that would reveal a wearable crown.  It had to be self contained with a low profile, and be able to brake once rolled into position.  During the design process, it was further determined how the crown was to be revealed and that an Arduino would be used to activate the automation.  The mechanical challenges were solved using pneumatics.  A system of air tanks, pneumatic cylinders, and 12V DC controlled valves were installed around a steel and plywood frame. 

Constructed during the fall semester of 2014 in conjunction with graduate student, Andy Naftz.

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