Island Caterpillar – Hannah Wolfe

Hannah Wolfe’s  goal was to explore caterpillar movement while on the island.  She looked at different materials to make the caterpillar with and different movement techniques.  She tested using a motor to spool fishing wire and a linear actuator driven spiral.  The final design used a 12 volt motor to power a spiraled linear actuator.  While the initial design was 3d printed, the final construction was made out of bamboo, linked together with an elastic band.  Feet were added to stabilize the caterpillar.

 

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