This week the team presented current work in progress. Switching system, track design, L beams were some of the topics of interest. We were also able to organize the work clearer to have a more efficient semester. See below:
This week we had our second presentations, which discussed our progress over the past few weeks and during our spring break. The past few weeks we have been reviewing and modifying our designs after finally receiving quotations from Vanderbend. Some of the parts we now have re-evaluate and redesign due to over-budgeting costs as well as too long of lead times. Because of this, many of our parts may need to be fabricated out of plywood instead of sheetmetal to obtain as an accurate as possible representation of the actual designs.
For the start of the Full-Scale team this semester, Ron Swenson requested to see our finished Bill of Materials as well as provide the order in which parts will need to be purchased. This way, there will be ample time to supply production with essential parts and be able to smooth out our construction.
Ron is also expected to request more input from Futran in regards to the project design as well as parts/materials. Thoughts of reducing our 9m length track to 3m have been considered if the required funding cannot be met. This well help allow us to focus on revising our designs without having to consider a complete overhaul to reduce costs.