Field 1. The Oceanaut.

The Oceanaut. An underwater explorer, fully equipped for working underwater. I had build this model to help understand the proportions and dynamics of what an Oceanaut might look like/how he/she might move and interract with the underwater environment. The model was build using a thin wire frame and a polystyrene ball for the helmet, using coiled string to buff out the suit, and brown package paper to cover it. The hands, boots, knee and elbow padding, viewports in the helmet, weight system and part of the Breathing apparatus were made using black foamboard. The pressurized hoses were made from either headphone wires or different types of hair-tie. The cuffs of the gloves and boots were made with white card rolled around the ankles and wrists, and the orange rim around the collar of the helmet was made using the rubber seal from a glass jar. The airtank that is part of the respiration system was taken from the end of an old pen, and the helmet was painted bronze using water-based model paint.
The Oceanaut. An underwater explorer, fully equipped for working underwater. I had build this model to help understand the proportions and dynamics of what an Oceanaut might look like/how he/she might move and interact with the underwater environment. The model was build using a thin wire frame and a polystyrene ball for the helmet, using coiled string to buff out the suit, and brown package paper to cover it. The hands, boots, knee and elbow padding, viewports in the helmet, weight system and part of the Breathing apparatus were made using black foamboard. The pressurized hoses were made from either headphone wires or different types of hair-tie. The cuffs of the gloves and boots were made with white card rolled around the ankles and wrists, and the orange rim around the collar of the helmet was made using the rubber seal from a glass jar. The airtank that is part of the respiration system was taken from the end of an old pen, and the helmet was painted bronze using water-based model paint.
A rebreather attached to the divers back provides his/her air supply. CCUBA's ( closed circuit underwater breathing apparatus) like this one recycle carbon dioxide that we breathe out by extracting the unused oxygen that we exhale. Additional oxygen is stored and used the replenish the amount metabolized by our bodies. Such devices aren't only used for diving, but also in anesthesia administering devices in hospitals and in crewed space craft and space suits.
A rebreather attached to the divers back provides his/her air supply. CCUBA’s ( closed circuit underwater breathing apparatus) like this one recycle carbon dioxide that we breathe out by extracting the unused oxygen that we exhale. Additional oxygen is stored and used the replenish the amount metabolized by our bodies. Such devices aren’t only used for diving, but also in anesthesia administering devices in hospitals and in crewed space craft and space suits.
Coming from the Rebreather, another hose has an SPG (submersible pressure gague) and a built in dive computer attached to it. Instruments like these are crucial for diving as they inform you of your depth, the surrounding pressure, nitrogen build up in your body, a small compass and the time. This instrument allows you to dive within our physical limits as humans being exposed to a higher pressure than that at the surface. This instrument could be the difference between a live diver and a dead one.
Coming from the Rebreather, another hose has an SPG (submersible pressure gauge) and a built in dive computer attached to it. Instruments like these are crucial for diving as they inform you of your depth, the surrounding pressure, nitrogen build-up in your body, a small compass provides a sense of direction and a build in digital clock to tell the time. This instrument allows you to dive within our physical limits as a human, being exposed to a higher pressure than that at the surface. This instrument could be the difference between a live diver and a dead one.
The Diver ventures out, into the deep world which we know so little about. Here I had built a small base out of foamboard for the diver to be supported on so the model wouldn't fall over, and then I added some scenery to represent the environment in which he would be exposed to.
The Diver ventures out, into the deep world which we know so little about. Here I had built a small base out of foamboard for the diver to be supported on so the model wouldn’t fall over, and then I added some scenery to represent the environment in which he would be exposed to.
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