FINAL MEMO:
CONTAINING THE SECRETS TO:
DRAGOBOT


EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS PAGE CONTAINS INFORMATION THAT THE AVERAGE MAN MAY FIND SHOCKING. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

THERE IS AN IDEA OF A DRAGOBOT, SOME KIND OF ABSTRACTION, ONLY AN ENTITY... NO WAIT, THERE WAS AN IDEA OF A DRAGOBOT AND IT WAS NURTURED FOR SOME TIME BEFORE IT WAS READY TO APPEAR TO THE WORLD AS THE INTERACTIVE TOY PHENOMENON THAT WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE! TRACK ITS STRANGE AND SOMEWHAT MAGICAL DEVELOPEMENT THROUGH EARLY MEMO PROPOSALS AND STORYBOARDS.

TIMELINE: - MEMO 1 - STORYBOARD - MEMO 2 -

I SEE YOU HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR, SO IT IS SAFE TO ASSUME YOU HAVE SURVIVED THE JOURNEY DEEP INTO THE CAVES TO OBSERVE THE DRAGOBOT IN ITS NATURAL HABITAT. SO NOW THE ONLY QUESTION THAT REMAINS UNANSWERED IS: HOW DOES IT WORK? WELL THE SPECIFICS WOULD BE FAR TOO MUCH FOR A MERE HUMAN TO HANDLE, BUT I CAN SHARE WITH YOU SOME OF THE MAGICAL CREATURE'S COMPONENTS...


SPEAKERS: DRAGOBOT'S ROAR IS MIGHTY, HE MUST BE HEARD.*****
LIGHT SENSOR: DRAGOBOT CAN ONLY SLEEP IN DARKNESS, THE LIGHT IN THE ROOM TURNS ON AND IT AWAKES.*****
PRESSURE SENSOR: DRAGOBOT LOVES TO BE TICKLED IN DIFFERENT PLACES, BUT DONT PLAY ROUGH.*****
MOTION SENSOR: DRAGOBOT CAN DETECT MOVEMENT IN ORDER TO FOLLOW IT OR FLEE IT.*****
ALTIMETER SENSOR & ACCELERATION SENSOR: MORE HIGH TECT GIZMOS TO MEASURE HOW DRAGOBOT IS TREATED.*****
VOICE CHIP: DRAGOBOT SPEAKS A SPECIFIC LANGUAGE AND NEEDS TO BE HEARD CLEARLY.*****
VOICE IDENTIFICATION: DRAGOBOT CAN INTERPRET THE WORDS OF OTHER DRAGOBOT'S OR IDENTIFY A SOOTHING SONG SUNG BY THE USER.*****
INFARED EMITTER: USED TO HELP DRAGOBOT COMMUNICATE WITH OTHERS OF HIS KIND.*****
INFARED RECEIVER: USED TO IDENTIFY ANOTHER AS FRIEND OR FOE.*****
COMPUTATIONAL PROCESSOR: SO MUCH GOING ON, SOMETHING HAS TO SORT IT OUT.*****
RUMBLE MOTORS: DRAGOBOT CAN MOVE TO HELP EXPRESS HIS MOOD.*****
SMALL SERVO MOTORS: DRAGOBOT HAS MOTORIZED WHEELS THAT MAKE HIM VERY MOBIL.*****
COMPLEX MECHANICS: HALF DRAGON BUT HALF ROBOT.*****
FINAL COST COMES TO: 2500 CREDITS


IT SEEMS MY WORK IS DONE. THE TOY HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND MARKETED, ALL THAT IS LEFT IS PRODUCTION AND AN EXTENSIVE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN. MIGHT I SUGGEST ONE THAT USES SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES THAT INFLUENCE KIDS INTO BELIEVING THEY CAN NEVER HAVE FUN WITHOUT A DRAGOBOT OF THEIR OWN. JUST KIDDING, THAT WOULD BE UNETHICAL. THE NEXT STEPS WOULD MOST LIKELY INCLUDE THE ALL IMPORTANT DECISIONS OF WHAT MATERIALS TO MAKE THE TOY OUT OF. I SUGGEST SOMETHING SOFT BUT DURABLE. DRAGOBOT IS A LOVEABLE CREATURE AND LIKES TO BE TICKLED BUT HE DOES HAVE A MIND OF HIS OWN. HE IS LIABLE TO GO ANYWHERE AND HIS SKIN NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO TAKE IT.
-MATT SISUL
ps I think this class was a great way to introduce freshmen to Columbia Engineering:)

Pictures of caves found at the following sites: http://coolgold.com.au/climbing/bluemount.html http://www.so-oregon.com/travel/caves/caves.html http://www.rockhounds.com/rockgem/articles/caves.html Thanks a bunch