Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Week 14 (May 3 - May 10)

For this week we are finishing up our project by basically putting in the final touches and actually putting it together. In addition we are also working on our final presentation as well as final report.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Week 12 (April 19 - April 26)

For this week we had to take the milling class at Redwood City in order to be able to have access to the mills at Tech shop. Now that we can use the mills, we are able to drill holes at a much faster rate as opposed to using a drill press and adjusting the position of the piece every time we want to drill a new hole.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Week 11 (April 12 - April 19)

For this week we had to go to TechShop to continue working our system, which included drilling holes, sanding, cutting, and many other shop skills. We are now able to start putting together some of our pieces, which will continue on to the next week.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Week 10 (April 5 - April 12)

For this week we were able to go to the San Jose tech shop and be able to work there and we were able to put a lot of hours into our system. Also in this week we had to go to the Redwood City tech shop, because the San Jose one didn't have some of the equipment we needed up and running yet, such as the sander.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Week 9 (March 29 - April 5)

For this week we had to go to Redwood City to continue building our system in addition to working on our presentation. Once the San Jose tech shop opens up again, then our work pace will be much faster.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Week 8 (March 22 - March 29)

For this week, we had to go to the TechShop in Redwood City since the TechShop in San Jose is closed for the week. We were able to weld together the metal square tubes for the bottom part of our tilt mechanism. My main job for the day was to make sure the square tubes were properly sanded, which includes making sure that they are even and can stand up properly and I had to make sure that I didn't over sand it because if I did then we would have to cut up brand new square tubing.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Week 7 (March 15 - March 22)

For this week we went to Gorilla Metals to get some aluminum for our links. After we got our aluminum we went to Tech Shop to cut it up to its proper sizes. Now that we have those finished we can start putting those together in order to make our tilt mechanism.