Tuesday we did a little experiment to make a custom, DIY vac chamber with wire pass throughs out of a tamale pot.
It didn't work. HAHAHAHA....but our vac pump does a great job.
Handsome Dan also does a great job. Folks, I would like to introduce you to GOAT!
After staring at this for so long in applications and Solid Works it was so exciting to see everything hanging out where it goes....and it all fits! Wooooooo!
We're also pretty excited because Ryan got Phoenix Closures to send up some sample peanut butter jar lids. YAY!
AND THEN Seth came in to 3D print the dongle box for us.
Oops. Something is scaled wrong. The space dongle is not the size of an ant.
Seth has left HASP to focus on the Helping Hands Project and FLOW and we're excited because he was just elected the president of Helping Hands.
We met with Spencer in the machine shop and he figured out a way to tighten the gaps in GOAT.
Today Dan has been cleaning up the dongle box, Dan is programming, Kieran is soldering, and Ryan and I are doing thermal testing in the huge incubator.
As you can see the white board has a lot of things checked off our list and new stuff is being added all the time. We're hindered right now because our new vac chamber (not DIY) that we had rush ordered to be here today is stuck in limbo because the college closed early. We don't know if it is here and if it is here we don't know where it is. It's frustrating because we were counting on the long weekend to give our wire pass through ample time to cure, now we won't be able to do any solid vac testing until Thursday at the earliest. Ryan will be at NASA Headquarters by then so he'll miss some of the larger tests that we were hoping to do.
Still....we've made a ton of progress this week and it's been a very good week for tUR GOAT HASP.
I don't know if anyone reads this who doesn't also read my Facebook, but JUST IN CASE please consider donating to our GoFundMe. We're so close to our goal.