Archives

Monthly Archive for: "May, 2011"
In Extensible Booms, Sticky Boom, Sticky Boom Sprint #2 Posted

3 More Days To Zero-G: Setbacks and Progress Or “Can You Believe We’re Back to Where We Started This Morning?”

Today was a day of setbacks and progress. Boom Deployer Early in the morning the drive train components (belts and pulleys and chains and sprockets) arrived. We decided to go with the chain drive first, just to be on the safe side. Unfortunately, we ended up bending the roller shaft right at the point where […]
Read More
In Extensible Booms, Sticky Boom, Sticky Boom Sprint #2 Posted

4 More Days To Zero-G: Electronics Progress and Getting On Our “Go-Go-Gadgettude”

Good solid progress today. Electronics/Controls Forrest and Kirk stayed late on Saturday night and made some major progress on the controls and electronics after I left. By the time we came in this morning, Forrest had the electronics to the point where we were able to run the boom deployer using the Wii Nunchuck controls. […]
Read More
In Extensible Booms, Sticky Boom, Sticky Boom Sprint #2 Posted

8 More Days To Zero-G: Boom Deployer Parts Sourcing and Test Logistics Planning

Quick update for today, since I don’t have any eyecandy to show: Boom Deployer We sourced most of the rest of the boom deployer structural/drive components, so that we should have parts in tomorrow to assemble. Sheet metal will be coming in from San Jose, Plastic parts being fabbed here in Louisville, and some drive […]
Read More
12
page 1 of 2