This week is a little lighter than the previous ones because we spent time reflecting and working on our mid-quarter presentations. That entails compiling what we've been working on thus far, summarizing it in 12-15 minutes (video), then making it digestible for other people in our program, and of course, readers like you. We, the Peru Structures team, were able to get a good grasp on the other ESW projects, which included a data collection system for a company in the Dominican Republic, called Zorzal, and the other being the TCHO biochar team, who have plans of testing their product in Malaysia. Both of those teams' blogs can be read on this site (Zorzal, TCHO). If it is also any interest, their mid-quarter presentations and plans can be found here for Zorzal and here for TCHO.
Our own presentation, which includes most of the work through winter quarter and and all of spring quarter, can be watched here. We give an overview of El Gran Papiazo, its purpose and use, and talk about how we will move forward with the project now that documentation is mostly finished. We plan to start shifting more into a rudimentary prototyping phase, while making final adjustments and organization on documentation where we see fit. Two of our team members have ordered materials to make parts of our design a reality. In particularly, we wanted to focus on the interaction with the support structure and cuff. Our preliminary materials list has everything we think we need, and more things will be added if our members realize that what they ordered is not enough. Also, we plan on finding new ways to 3d Print (or maybe prototype in different ways) as the company we found prior has changed their shipping times drastically, from a couple days to now over a month. The 3D print order isn't viable anymore since it would arrive in June.
At this point in time we have received these materials:
- Structures Team