Meet Kelly. The clapping mechanism on wheels.
The more you push, the more she claps for you.
Kelly is featured in the Tangible Thinking exhibit, Providence 2015
Blue backdrop credits to Nic Der
1. Making the mechanism work: I fiddled around with foamcore
until I figured out how the mechanism worked.
2. Since I knew I wanted to make it out of plywood, I went ahead to make
these pieces to test resistance between the wooden boards and dowels.
3. My initial model was this layout of 3 rows of 3 clappers
but it looked too clunky so I revised the form to be 1 row of 7 clappers.
4. Working on the final