Lighthouse Catastrophe

Lighthouse Catastrophe was the final project for Introduction to Mechanical Prototyping taken during my first year at Olin College. I worked as part of a 5 person team to design and fabricate the sculpture in 4 weeks. It tells the story of two lighthouse keepers (and their cats) who are fighting off an attack from a giant octopus. Motion, sound, and light are used as the top lighthouse keeper rings a warning bell, while the lighthouse beacon sweeps across the horizon. I designed the lighthouse keepers, the moving widows and the beacon. I also machined most of the parts in the transmission system. This project used the following machine tools: 3D printer, manual mill, lathe and a CNC router. Lighthouse Catastrophe was awarded "Best In Show" at the final presentation and is currently on display in the Olin College admission office.