Life's been hectic. The country is in shambles, and words can hardly describe the different emotions flying around. But we've remained committed to the project at hand, and have moved forward in the prototyping stages. Team members JD and Stephen will add the final project changes/prototype iterations to El Gran Papiazo, as well as attempt to create a 3D assembly of the tensile roof in Solidworks. This will be a 'finishing' round of documentation, and will complete the hand off the team will give to the next rotation.
Moving on to the meat of this update, team members Jose and Natalie have come along nicely with different prototypes of their assigned parts. The former is struggling a bit to create his wooden/fast prototype, since, in his esteemed words "Home Depot never pulled through." With household items, he was able to create the edge of the cuff, pictured below. Still passable, given the circumstance.
Natalie had a little more luck, as her 3D printed part came in the mail. She was able to fit the whole cuff into a random tree in her backyard, and it sits on there nicely. The geometry works out, and the only issue is that the initial grommet position was not correct. We will be moving to fix that shortly. With the prototypes nicely made, we are finishing up everything else, gearing up to turn it all in. Good luck to everyone else!
- Structures Team