Wednesday, March 22, 2017

week 29: helping other teams

I was told that the track improvment team did not successfully joint the upper guide using metal adheisive. They will come up with a different method, possibly using nuts and bolt.
In the mean time, I helped the posistion team to cut the thin metal strips. The sheet metal cutter in the shop doea not really measure 5mm of length so we had to use a ruler and eyeball to have a precise cut. although we had a template to measure 5mm, the results arent stable and there are still some of them wasted due to the size difference.

week 28: whats next

after the first presentation, we are basiclly free to help out other teams.
Dr. furman asked us to document every thing and prepare a poseter for the maker fair. that would be our final thing to do. right now we would focus on getting the track ready for the paseo public. the goal is to have everyone test their products before then.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

week 25: bends complete and moving on

Kevin had completed all the corners for the track.
We are moving on to help the solar team with their ribs.
The measuring block for the ribs which are r=24" is completed.
The die is still yet to make because solar team is making tweaks on their design so we need update on that.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

week 24: measuring block

The 19.67" measuring block is made for the 0.25" aluminum stocks. The purpose of making a measuring block is to measure the bent aluminum stocks and possibly hammer the aluminum against the block to reach the desired shape.

Good news: machine shop E123 is now open for longer hours 
M 3:00-5:00  PM
T  3:00-10:00 PM
W 3:00-5:00 PM
TH 3:00-10:00 PM
F 3:00-8:00 PM

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

week 23(spring 2017)

This is the first week of spring 2017. We are informed that we have around 2 months to finish the project and present at paseo public prototyping. with the tight amount of time given, we have to speed up and work harder.

My current responsibility is to create the measuring block for the 0.25" aluminum flat stocks while Kevin works on the die.

Later on we will help the solar team with their ribs when we are finished with the current work.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

week 15: update and finals week

Update from team member Kevin that there is no need for us to manufacture the strip for positioning team.

No word were put in to the Spartan Superway due to the upcoming final exams.