Alé and Emily started the day with a short, chilly run in the morning fog before Alé and Scotty went to Pompanousuc Mills to get suggestions on what tools can be optimized for making various parts of the standers. It was especially helpful to gain preliminary information that informed the process of designing the templates for the (ever difficult) router. After hours spent using CAD, we were able to design our initial templates!
At 4:00 pm, Scotty and Emily met Riley at the Dartmouth Coach near campus, and welcomed him to the team with a trip to get his first ever bubble tea (which he was diplomatic about). We went with the entire team to test our endurance in cold water with a brisk swim at Mink Brook. To ensure good group dynamics, we were obligated to do a bit of “hazing” and test Riley with trial by fire. After going out to a group dinner at Thai Orchid, we spotted Emily’s mom across the street looking at a jewelry vendor with her little sister Rosie. We immediately came up with the idea to send Riley over without introduction and propose to Rosie using the rings from the vendor. Riley was a champion and did it without hesitation. To say the least, he immediately fits into the group and has already started working on learning CAD and developing the new website!