So we've been diligently working between the jail and jmo cutting out all the members of the structure. We've only a couple base pieces to finish before we can assemble them and the legs are glued up and ready to be finish sanded this morning by Niezer, Gyllenhaal, and lil niezy. The joints of the [...]
Author: Jim Graham
The arms finally erect with ease!
By adding a short tail on the upper arms and winching to it from around the base point, we were able to more elegantly erect the arms smoothly and together. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYY6mP4Zr_E&feature=youtube_gdata_player We are so grateful that these minor design changes are producing major results. In the above video, we used an 18v makita drill driver [...]
Project one is complete!
So as you know, this has been one hell of a week for all of u's but it's 10:14pm and I'm lying in Marion square looking at our "completed" structure for project one. I put that in quotes because we still need to finalize some wiring on a less temporary basis. It does look great [...]
Construction begins! Well sort of… at one sixth scale
Last night, Elissa and Xiaokang and I spent the night in the wood shop where we tackled the first full wall at a one sixth scale. To stick with our underlying theme of repurposing materials, we milled down some scrap 2 x 12's that were reclaimed from construction site dumpsters to make our modeling materials. [...]
And the Winner is…
Ok... So to rehash what's been going on up to this point, we each came up with an individual idea last week. Those were narrowed down to 4 concepts on which we all teamed up on to work on further as groups. (By "all" and "groups", of course, I'm referring to the first three concepts, [...]