College students are no strangers to lugging over-stuffed, asymmetrical boxes through narrow hallways, into a spring downpours, and packing them into suddenly much-smaller-than-remembered vehicles- but today was especially impressive. Alé and Emily moved all of Scotty’s worldly possessions (mostly bowties). We also moved everything we would need for the next few weeks to live at the condo near Dartmouth as we prepare to go abroad.
After moving in, we spent the majority of the day working in Thayer at the Computer Assisted Design lab (CAD), where Scotty and Alé brainstormed solutions to the many challenges posed by developing a usable template. We spent hours sketching, bouncing ideas back and forth and pacing around the model standing frame (complete with a teddy bear strapped comfortably in place!). We have a few ideas after examining existing parts, but as of now the template remains a work in progress. The team is headed out early tomorrow morning to Pompanousuc Mills to ask the experts what they think!
Ironically, our biggest issue so far has been overcoming incomplete and broken routers. Hopefully the (second) one we order straight from the factory will be in working condition.
The team is excited to meet Riley tomorrow!