Merit Award :    Preys & Predators

Design Brief:

The title of our project is called "Preys and Predators". It consists of three characters: a chick, a crocodile and a hunter. The chick is driven by bevel gear configuration, the crocodile by eccentric CAM and the hunter by a crank located at the side of the artifact.

As the artifact is being turned, the chick will turn while the crocodile takes opportunity to eat the chick by opening its mouth when the chick is facing off-side from it. The hunter takes his opportunity to fire at the crocodile by hiding behind a bush and coming out when the chance arises. The chick is the prey of the crocodile while the crocodile is the prey of the hunter. It resembles the food chain of life.