HOW OUR JOURNEY BEGAN
When we teamed up, we brainstormed every possibility around "Robotics and Artificial Intelligence". We later learned that the opportunities were endless.
Eventually, while we took a break from the session. We began talking about where we would like to go, what places we wanted to visit, and that it would have been nice to experience them... Sooner rather than later.
Being students we both said, "someday"... Presumably after we graduate, and have enough money or time saved up.
Then we asked, "what if we could travel there right now?" -- that moment inspired us to bring this idea into a realistic concept.
BUILD, PLAY & ITERATE.
Building prototypes was the main source of how we iterated and refined our design.
All of our decisions were made by testing how electronic components, with the physical mechanics can influence the overall form.
We had a ton of fun here, and eventually led us to the final design.
We had to prove our concept by using real electronics. This allowed us to solve the puzzle of where to place sensors and other key components. Doing this refined our design to be more believable. Although we are not trained engineers, this allowed us to be more realistic and think through the concept in a more grounded manner.