Riley has turned out to be a champion in the kitchen, and made everyone pancakes! Although there was a serious issue- the absence of pure Vermont maple syrup was a significant setback. However this was quickly remedied by a five-minute adventure to King Arthur Flour.
The team spent the entire day working in CAD to make minor design adjustments, ensuring that the slots on the templates are tight enough to hold the guide bushings in place while being loose enough to move easily. Emily focused on grant writing. This grant was for one hundred thousand dollars, and was a good exercise in compressing a lot of information into strict word limits. After writing about the design details and early prototypes of the standers, as well as articulating how they will benefit society as a whole- Emily is more confident in her understanding of the engineering aspect of the project.
Here is a picture of the Aspire file used to control the shop bot, the machine used to print out the templates. It takes the drawings from the design and creates a tool path. Then the templates are cut!
Riley zeroing the z-axis of the shop bot to ensure the right cuts are made!