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Feedback on the concept explored by the sketch model

Client 1:

I have a few safety concerns, of course.

I'm less concerned about someone 'eating' the center bar, than I am someone slipping backwards and catching their ankle on the lip of the outer platform when the stabilizer is tilted all the way.

That 'trip hazard' of the lip of the platform when the edge moves beneath the level of the neutral flat level, is where I think most people will take a tumble.

Does the stabilizer really need a surrounding platform? It could be bolted down to a much smaller platform that attaches to the walls for securing it into the room and for wiring. But, if the platform doesn't extend up to the standing platform, it'll reduce the trip hazard and remove the guillotine effect.

We will still have to think about padding the walls, and addressing stumbling guests whapping into things - but I think those are all solvable problems!

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Client 2:

Do the players all need to stand on the stabilizer? Can they just reach over and guide it with their hand? Is it at all possible for a player to get the foot crunched underneath the stabilizer?

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Reviewer 3:

I would have liked to see more of the construction process for this model and what led you to certain design choices like size. Still, it is cool to have a working balance board that you can try things out with for testing.

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Reviewer 4:

I think the idea could be very fun. You should be cautious over what you use as the laser. At certain angles, the light may shine in someones eyes. Make sure this isn't damaging.

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Reviewer 5:

Woah amazing job!!! I was so impressed by the model and the demo. I think it was really ambitious to take this model on and you nailed it by making it to scale and testing it how it would actually work. I also like this concept because multiple people are involved in order to make it work and it's not just an individual task.

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Reviewer 6:

It's great that you guys chose to tackle the main element of your game - the stabilizer. If the stabilizer concept doesn't work then the game is pretty much infeasible.

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Feedback on the execution of the sketch model

Client 1:

I'm going to go on record and say I love full-scale, plywood prototypes. If it can be knocked together quickly, you learn so much more by seeing it 'full scale' than in theory. It also sold how much fun it could be to play with. :D

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Client 2:

The sketch was easy to understand and clear. The underneath of the stabilizer should probably have been in the works like section (not the looks like section).

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Reviewer 3:

This leads me to wonder how you will be detecting if the platform is oriented toward the stars. Will you use an accelerometer on the platform itself or some optical sensing method.

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Reviewer 4:

A video would have been helpful to fully see this thing in action. But the scale model seems to very useful and its good to know that it is feasible. A dampening system may be useful in terms of safety. Having someone jump on the platform could be dangerous for the other players so I would encourage you to explore that more. Also people of different weights may make certain positions more difficult or potentially impossible, particularly if you want to get everyone involved. For this you may want to explore other potential ways of moving the platform.

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Reviewer 5:

Super well done. Again, awesome to have a 1:1 scale model that was tested in class and how much you learned from it. I also like that you were considering safety and what would happen in a fall.

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Reviewer 6:

Amazing execution! At the state the model is at right now, the game seems playable. Can't wait to see where you guys take it in the future!

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