For the “big” man Mike Pattison built a base powered by electric wheelchair motors and operated by a wheelchair user. His internal skeleton brilliantly allowed an easy 90degree pivot at the waist operated from a chair behind the body.
Aluminium bar, sheet and mesh were used extensively as well as found objects such as bike wheels and ventilation components.
The giant hand was based loosely on an over the shoulder tombola with a handle driving 4 cranks that made the fingers crawl along.
The key was to express minimum movement from the puppeteers to graceful and purposeful gestures through our giant robot.
Fabrication Assistace: Debbie Mingham, Edwina Rigby