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Don't take the post dates on this page as a measure of how often I blog. I update my Books page and Euler page quite often.

Loctite

Posted: 23 July 2013

The red stuff is Loctite. And so we’ve finally started loctiting our stuff. All our wheels are now liberally blessed with loctite, and soon our entire cart will be loctited. Mwahaha. The brake lever in the photo now works as well. Woohoo. That said, we’re having a huge problem with...

All waterjet parts are in, assembly begins!

Posted: 21 July 2013

Drilling Milling the messed up waterjet parts Precisiong drilling. It's quite a thin strip of plastic we have to drill into. Drilling again Drilling the tiny holes on the wheel Alright, relatively short blog post here. So we bought our sprockets from McMaster but the 6 holes that come with...

Wood has evolved to Metal!

Posted: 12 July 2013

A significant portion of our parts were waterjetted from sheet aluminium today! I’ve never used a waterjet before so that was utterly awesome. Charles and Justin, awesome dudes who helped us waterjet it and brought the metal sheets to the archi lab and back to IDC. The sign is very...

Protoyping with Wood and MDF

Posted: 11 July 2013

Prototyping has finally begun and was actually slated to be finished last week. Our table Cold Saw. Why is it called this anyway? However the moment we began building we quickly realized that some of the joints we wanted to have in our CAD model weren’t possible (or just required...

Give me a Brake!

Posted: 10 July 2013

As it turns out, Charles has told us that can-braking is something “he should never have allowed” – I suppose that means it’s allowed though. Heheh. Can braking is the act of braking your vehicle by stopping your outrunner motor. This has a major benefit – convenience and cost. But...