Category: How It’s Made

How It’s Made: Kalahari Wrath of Anubis Escape Room

Background:
Kalahari Resorts was needing to have a new escape room built for two locations, one in Dells, WI and Poconos, PA. Both escape rooms needed to be completed back to back. The project would need to have all aspects created: concept, storyline, electronics, audio, visual and computer controlled components.

Our recommendation:
Creating a 3 room ‘adventure room’ attraction that was based upon an adventurer making his way through tombs trying to escape the wrath of anubis. The experience entailed creating 3 unique rooms, each with their own unique puzzles, layout and overall ambiance. 

Services used:

  • Multi-Axis CNC milling
  • 3D modelling
  • Concept art
  • Hardcoating
  • Installation
  • 3D Walk-Thru
  • Storyline
  • Audio Mixing
  • Computer Software
  • Electronics Integration
  • Micro-controller design

Amazing project fact…

Over 200 hardcoated foam panels were created for the project!

How It’s Made: Magic Wheelchair Demagorgon

We where honored to take part in a very rapid build for the Magic Wheelchair foundation. With the Seattle Emerald City Comic-Con fast approaching, Magic Wheelchair reached out to us to see if we were able to help a kiddo with a quick build. The initial scope was too big and after some tweaking we widdled it down to something we could pull off, and quickly. We took it on and in under a week, were able to create something quite amazing….a full on demagorgon that could attach to Kiley’s chair!

The build started off with a simple 3D design that we quickly adjusted to work in for a layout for a wheelchair. Knowing that the demagorgon had to be BIG, we had to figure out the pose that made the most sense.

 

After we decided on the post, we set out to start cutting the beast on our new 7-axis robot, Zoe. Zoe did fast work of the initial body, quickly cutting out the main section so we could send it to our sanding dept. In about 10 minutes, the part was cut and we were off to the races.

 

After our rough cut for the main body, we started the process of cutting the demagorgons arms! These things were massive!

 

After the arms and body was cut, we quickly glued them together…

After the glue set we moved the beast over to our hard coating area of the shop where we applied a good solid coating of Vector Tough Coat. This demagorgon would stand up to abuse!

 

After the hard coat cured we moved him over to our priming and painting area….he was getting close to getting wrapped up.

…and more paint gets applied. Time to apply lots of layers. This demagorgon needs to look scary!

 

The upside down…meet the demagorgon!

How It’s Made – See’s Candies & The Giant Santa

Background:
See’s Candies was needing to have their existing santa replaced in time for the holidays. The santa needed to match the original prop as close as possible, while being easy to transport.

Our recommendation:
Have the santa sculpted on our large 7-axis robot allowing precise details to be replicated from a 3D model. The santa would utilize a light weight foam construction with a tough hard coat. The coatings provided weather protection while ensuring years of outdoor use.

Services used:

  • 7-axis CNC milling
  • 3D modelling
  • Concept art
  • Hardcoating
  • Installation

Amazing project fact…

We were able to go from 3D model to installation within 10 days!