We set up an appointment with Dr. Viswanathan to discuss the analysis of our linkage design. We also gave a lightning talk to the Spartan Superway sub-teams about our progress. A link to the presentation is shown below.
This week, the test frame design was finalized and we are building it. In addition, we are finishing the welds on the suspension, making sure all parts fit well. At this point, the suspension is almost completely finished. Also, we ran some preliminary tests on the test frame which confirmed that our actuator works perfectly with the frame. Once the test frame is done, we will run more complete tests with the suspension. Our work is on schedule to be completed by Tuesday, May 8.
This week was spent preparing the final slides for Presentation 2, and actually presenting of course. This was the first presentation day in which every team participated. In addition, we had guests from London attending our presentation. We wish every team good luck as we all enter the final phase of the Spartan Superway project. Next week, we will continue our work at the machine shop. Below is our presentation.
This week, we brought our parts to the machine shop on campus. Salvador continued his work on drilling holes. Joshua was responsible for finishing the parts by sanding and filing. Colin cut the pieces to size. We are on schedule to finish our project!
Joshua and Colin working on parts
Salvador pricking the bar before drilling
Next week, we will begin finishing the parts and Joshua will finish the Arduino code.