Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December 1, 2015

Today we worked on getting ready for Build Season!! Some students cleaned up our workshop, while others worked on strengthening their skills in their sub-teams. The Animation team started working on their storyboard for the Safety Animation. The Programming team worked on learning the basics of Labview basics.
We can't wait for Build Season to start and all of the fun projects that will come along with that!

November 24th 2015

       This week our lead mentor has continued teaching a group of students how to operate our CNC mill. They worked on a piece for holding tools. We are getting a good start on the build season ahead.

       A CNC (Computer Numeric Control) mill is a mill controlled by a computer. Our CNC is precise to 1/10,000 of an inch, which allows us to make parts much more exact than anything done by hand. The CNC runs on G-code. One way to machine a part is to create the G-code "conversationally" (manually telling it what to do). The other option is to create a part in CAD (Computer Aided Design). Then we give that part to a specific program that will automatically create the G-code for running the CNC.

CNC lesson
       Some of our former students came back for a team meeting. It was a blast seeing some of our former students again!!