Interns have been working around the clock to perfect 3D-prints and complete other tasks. While not all projects have been successful, they have gotten much closer to finishing most of what they set out to do this week.
Additionally, they discussed how we can resolve remaining issues with the CNC Torch Table, particularly how it leaves a bunch of slag on the back of the metal even when the cuts are clean on top.
After both meetings, the interns continued finishing up modules as Marcin walked around helping the interns one-on-one.
At the Hab Lab
Once each 3D-printer finally started working, Emily Dixon, Gabriel Elkind, Greg Buckland, Juan Bennazar, Stephen Whiting and Moriah Baltz spent Wednesday and Thursday improving the quality of 3D-prints.
Emily, Greg, Juan and Moriah each have one printer they’re working to improve. Gabriel is adjusting the program that sends commands from individual computers to the printers.
“Each printer has its own failures,” Emily said, elaborating on the unique problems they had with each. One of the printers lacks a heated bed, while the prints on another flatten out a bit before hardening.
Thursday they managed to print more scaled-down CEB Press parts, but are still having problems with the height and quality of each print.
Outside/at the workshop
Graham Coffman, Jeff Adams, Guillaume Coudray and Brenna Fitzpatrick began constructing the gazebo, only to find that the materials they had to work with weren’t enough to build a structurally sound roof. Construction has temporarily come to a halt as interns brainstorm roofing alternatives.
Gillaume and Brenna cut the rest of plywood for the exterior soffits on the Hab Lab.
Clair Sprenger coordinated the pool assembly effort both days with help from Sam, Gabriel, Moriah, Graham, Jeff, Brenna, Juan, Stephen and Gullaume. After lots of confusion regarding the instructions, they managed to almost finish assembling the bottom framework.
Anthony Douglas continued working glitches with the CNC Torch Table with help from Sam, Gabriel and Steven. Right now they are trying to level the Torch Table and smooth out communication issues between the program controlling it and the machine itself.