This is the story of how the Beast X came to life!
Original Well submission here!
This is a thing imagined by Zenimoatel, aged 8, on Wednesday May 12
The full name of this thing is: Beast X
It can be found in: A mystery Island
It is known that: One night I was in bed and I had this weird dream So I named it up and the mystery beast was called Beast X then it was protecting me.
The original sculpture of Beast X:
A recording Beast X can be found here:
The Design Journey: The process for QCA Design students was to do a solo exploration of the Imagined Things in the well, select a favourite and then create a design pitch and scale model to present to their peers. Pitches were then voted on and Beast X was selected as the Imagined thing to fabricate! Students then split into groups to design and fabricate in sections. This group was a little different with half of the cohort online and half on the ground. Students used digital design tools, such as SolidWorks, Sketch Up and AutoCAD to 3D model and design Beast X.
The Fabrication Journey: students worked independently to fabricate Beast X. A combination of fabrication methods were used including the beam method as well as hand cutting and assembly. There was lots of communication between the groups to ensure the scale and finish was consistent and that the pieces of Beast X would fit together on assembly, particularly with an Online cohort designing on behalf of the students on the ground.