Lost Keys & New Tools
Today was Dartmouth’s graduation, and Hanover was packed as the team struggled to find parking. Since we were at Thayer until the early hours of the morning, we slept in a little bit and refreshed ourselves by jumping into the Connecticut River. It was a gorgeous day to swim, and to test out Riley’s GoPro for the trip. But when we pulled out of the parking lot to go up the hill to Thayer, Scotty’s car completely ran out of gas. It was an eventful ten minutes of coasting back into the parking lot next to the reunion tent, calling safety and security, and thanking facilities management for donating a gallon of gas to the cause!
The team was ready to begin cutting the first template when we realized Scotty’s backpack was missing. This was an issue because we decided to store the keys to the lockers in the backpack for safekeeping. This meant that he couldn’t access the handsaw and sander over the weekend. After a thorough search, we decided to go to Home Depot to buy the tools to bring on the trip- and begin working with them now.
When they were finally able to cut out the first standing frames, Riley, Alé and Scotty noticed that the dimensions were off. After reviewing the CAD files, it was clear that it wasn’t an issue with the original designs but instead what line they selected for the shop bot to cut. Luckily this is an easy fix.
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