I made a video about hexapods! yay. I'd estimate it was a full 4 or 5 days working on it, learning final cut pro along the way. It basically covers my journey through 2.007 two years ago, and is meant to be a resource for students in the class.
Note to self: shortcuts: < > ctrl-= alt-w
Meanwhile, I think an instructable a week sounds like an excellent plan for Spring semester senior year.