Lab opening time: 1:30 PM
Although today was not a scheduled student meeting day, work still progressed during class and into the evening. We assembled bearings and standoffs to the Choo-Choo gearbox plates, machined the Choo-Choo output shafts, and cut stock for the launcher shafts (enough for 4 complete launchers).
Over at our sponsor shop Daveco Industries, work proceeded until 11:00 PM where we finished facing off, turning down, and drilling and tapping all 12 launcher shafts. Polishing is now in process, as shown below, and will be finished tomorrow afternoon.
We also checked on the status of the gearbox output shafts at another sponsor shop. They’re coming along quite nicely, and we hope they’ll be done before Friday afternoon. A current picture of the gearbox output shaft in-progress is shown below.
Extended hours at Daveco – 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM.