January 8th, 2018
For today’s Monday meeting we were in full swing getting the gearboxes done, building the field, CADing, and prototyping. We were pretty disorganized today, and I could not focus on helping with one aspect. Tomorrow we hope to change that and be a lot more efficient. With a lot of attention focused on the field, we will hopefully have it done in a couple days. We only have 4 inch colsons right now to test, but we should get some AM wheels in soon for more effective intakes. We have already figured out some important design constraints and will be working on making more elaborate prototypes. We broke 3 drill bits on the CNC today, which was pretty bad but we still milled out a lot of our bearing blocks. We finished the plates for our gearbox CAD, and will probably finish the drivetrain today/tomorrow.