Project 1 - (Re)Design

Inflatable Tardigrade

My redesign was creating an oversized inflatable tardigrade that could potentially float in the air. These animals lack the ability to see but are incredibly resilient and have the ability to live in some of the harshest conditions. They also have the ability to exist in an incredibly dormant state.

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Size - 0.5mm

Habitat - Water (non-dormant state), Anywhere (desiccated state)


  • Ability to survive in a desiccated state for over a century

  • Retains all but three percent of the water in it’s body

  • Ability to slow metabolism to nearly 0.01 percent of its regular rate.

Silas Carter