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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 […]
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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. […]
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