We were the group in our intergenerational design team that worked on making the robot pieces look like animal parts. We started by sketching lots of different animals. Based on our sketches we built many different kinds of animals skins to cover our robot: a fish tail, dog paws, cow head, bear body, duck feet, and a bird tail. We had to redesign our skins many times. Sometimes the skins were too heavy for the skeleton, sometimes they just didn't look right after we made them. Sometimes the skeleton group changed something so we had to make changes too. Below are some pictures that show what we did:
We spent a lot of time trying out different things. We found out that it was important to test every skin to see if it was too heavy for the skeleton. We learned that the skeleton group and our group had to work closely together. For the future, we know we need to make more animal skins so that kids can makes lots of different PETS.