Many, many blueprints later, Construction on the official Zombie Crawler controls have begun! The last couple of weeks we’ve sent our lead technician on a hunt for materials all around town (She did mention something about having to “saw by hand –on a bench made for giants- a 3.6 meter long wooden plank in order for it to fit in her car”), this thursday we’ve finally been able to get to work in the workshop in Fårösund.
Lead Tech Linda and Producer Anders were sent on the mission to build our treadmill. Even though it was a bit of a sacrifice for us, sending two from our team at once, it was a good thing we did as it probably cut the build-production time by half!
Linda begun her work by sawing up the wooden planks while Anders found a suitable wooden slab to use to support the treadmill fabric on which the player will be dragging herself forwards on.
We pre-drilled the screw holes to prevent the wood from cracking later on. We’ll be placing two thick metal pipes on each end of the frame where we’ll attach our treadmill fabric. We’re constantly being told to mind the somewhat more viol… I mean eager and enthusiastic players, the build needs to be steady and strong to withstand all kinds of abuse. 😉
It’s starting to look like something right? The build is only half done in fact. The fabric and metal pipes are still to be attached, as well as one more of these kind of frames will have to be constructed, thus enabling our tilt-function! More on that next week, stay tuned. 😉