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Refurbish chassis? Check! Be a hero? TBD…

Photo by Jamie Russell
Photo by Jamie Russell

It’s already week two of the actual construction of the CropStop. At this point we have ground the rust off the surface of the chassis, reinforced the structure with steel, and coated it with three layers of paint. It actually  looks brand new with it’s matted black finish.We’re now ready to begin laying down the deck for the CropStop’s flooring, however, rain will most likely delay construction for a few days. In the mean time, we are confined to the shop making corrections to finish up our construction documents and mending the holes we burned through our pants during the welding process.

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Our GoPro HERO3+ time-lapse is also a work in progress. We have finally fixed the camera’s system settings to allow us to take pictures in five minute intervals, but there are still a few kinks that need to be worked out. For example, we will be missing an entire segment of painting due to a small glitch involving the backup battery and a extension cord. At any rate, we’re all looking forward to watching back the footage of our entire construction process at the end of the semester.

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