Boat_Hero_v1

Ferry for the Dead

Giant Gestures

Giant Gestures

Giant Gestures

RED HOOK REGATTA 
THE LAB | PANORAMA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Project Type
Experiment
Commission
Commission
Commission
Year
2017
2016
2016

For the 2017 Red Hook Regatta, we designed a remote control boat inspired by Charon's ferry across the river Styx. Despite having a hull 3D printed in three separate pieces (and held together with hot glue), our boat successfully navigated New York Harbor, delivering 5 blocks from beach to pier while taking on lots of water.

Boat2_CheckingHull_v1
Boat3_Pano_v1
Boat4_DriveHook_v1

Teams competed to transport cargo blocks from the beach to crane operators on the pier. Fishing rods equipped with red magnetic hooks were lowered to collect the cargo from the boats as they were piloted through choppy waters. The boat with the most deliveries wins — and since our boat didn’t sink, we feel like winners too.

Guests test their skills by playing 1 of 3 mini games: Whack-A-Kitty, Super Trace, and Pie Slicing. To conclude their experience we end with what else, but a selfie.

Boat5_Front_v1
Boat6_Side_v1

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** Process shots from modeling the boat in Fusion 360. The hull & poop deck were designed as separate pieces so we could service the electronics if needed. **

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** Using the remote control to move the rotor. **

** Process shots from fabrication starting with 3D printing through our boat's first test in a blow up pool. **

Creative

The Team

Philip Sierzega
Charlie Whitney

Creative Direction:
Philip Sierzega

Technical Direction:
Charlie Whitney

Finger Fabrication:
Laura A. Serman
Sarah Wondrack 

Tablet Fabrication:
Monx

Tasks


CAD Modeling
3D Printing
Physical Computing
Fabrication & Painting
Hot Glue Gunnery
Boat Captainry

Production:
Taylor Cole

Sharing Development:
Arbitrary

Photography:
Goldenvoice
Scott Heins
Dan O'Neill

Thank You

Select Press

• Dave Sheinkopf
• Katie Hawthorne
• Pioneer Works

• The Verge
• New York 1
• Creators Project
• Mashable

Contact

Contact

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Birth is death's first victory. Copyright 2018. All Rights Reserved.

Birth is death's first victory.
Copyright 2018. All Rights Reserved.