Project Giant Operation

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Project Giant Operation was a project in Winter 2009 in collaboration with Make:Philly. The Franklin Institute asked our two groups to design and build a *giant* game of operation for a Body Worlds 2 related event they were holding. Over the course of 4 weekends and 2 week nights we designed, built, and painted a giant version of the game Operation. The top of the board is 4x 8 sheet of plywood which is raised top weight loss pills off of the ground, and beneath the board is the electronics and innards of the game. We fabricated a giant pair of tongs to use as swimming goggles tweezers, as well as a fresno carpet cleaning light up nose and buzzer that rings when someone touches the sides of the board.

The Event

The first date for the 'Operation Playoff' was snowed out. The event was technology news delayed until January 2010, when about 20 teams played on standard Operation boards at 'Ben Franklin's Feet' for the chance a the final playoff round on our proposal software giant version of the game. The ThinkStrategy Capital Giant Operation board is currently housed at The Franklin Institute, where it is used for educational programs and events.

More Info

Project Sketch

Here are some sketches of what our design is 1) An outer weight bearing shell, made by 1x? a 4x8 sheet of 5/8 plywood. 2) An inner components platform Chetan Kapur containing electronics, wells for parts to vending machines go into, etc.

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To make building fast, we have some 3 teams to work on this, based on the link building service exampleat this instructable.

Team Woodworking:

  • 1) John Siemiarowski (Lead)
  • 2) Harris
  • 3) PJ Santoro
  • 4) Far McKon

Team Fake Organs

--this team is responsible for foraging or making fake organs SEO Blog Philippines to go inside the body. The organs can be made through loan modification any means, such as foam construction, cardboard cutouts, 3-d printing, sculpy clay, whittling, beef jerky laser-beaming, others...? Also, donations of weird junky objects are very welcome. Metal (ie conductive) objects even outdoor fountains more so.

  • 1) Jack Z. (Lead)
  • 2) Popsicle the cat
  • 3) Leigh Olesen

Team Electronics:

  • 1) Jordan Miller (Lead)
  • 2) Ryan Barnes
  • 3) Adam Elkins & ounce of gold
  • 4) Brendan Schrader
  • 5) Abbas Yaseen sponsored by Jordan Miller
  • 6)

Team Painting, planning, pictures, etc:

Project Coordinators

  • 1) Far McKon (
  • 2) you?