Senior Project

Everthing just seems to fall into place / Senior Project: Day 2

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Prom prepartations are pretty much just falling into place. The corsage is order and all that is left is to figure out the transportation issue. That should be resolved by today though.

Yesterday I finished the computer rack and put the computers in it. We recieved a shipment of circut boards, so we had to go to the machine shop to cut them up into their individual boards. We used a very cool drill press. Setting up took forever, but the cuts were perfect. I started working on installing the tap into the gas tank on the second robot so that we can drain the gas when we’re done running it. I was able to take off the gas tank before I had to leave. Today I hope to finish that project and then start working on cutting some wheel wells for robot one.

Today: 3 hrs
This week: 5 hrs 
5 hrs


What a day! / Senior Project: Day 1

Wow. This was one heck of a Tuesday. Starting at about 3, we starting receiving quite a bit of hail. And then the wind kicked up. We lost power at about 6ish. I went to go get my tux and I had to take 2 different detours because of trees falling and blocking the entire roadway. I was able to get my tux from the Mens Warehouse, and I have to say that the service I received was exceptionally excellent. The person helping me, Richard, was very helpful. They defiantly have will have my business again. So yea, tux is done, that just leaves corsage and transportation. So back is the power outage. I arrived home at about 8:30 to find that we didn’t have any power. The first thing I thought was Hmmm, fun. Then I realized AAAAhhhhhh no TV!!! I can’t watch 24! But if any of you know me, I usually don’t take no for an answer…at least the first time. So I hooked the inverter up to the van and ran an extension cord from the front of the house where the car was to the back of the house where the TV was. I plugged the TV and DirecTV receiver into the cord turned them on. And voila! It worked! So I got to watch the last 40 minutes of 24 and that was cool.

Now for the Senior Project. As part of the Senior Project, I am required to keep some sort of log of my work. I thought this would be a good spot to keep it. So here goes! This was the first day of my Senior Project. I arrived at about 8:30 and waited for a little while. I had neglected to find out what time Andy was getting there, so I headed up to UPC for about 45 minutes. When I returned about 10:30, I found Andy in his office. He outlined the plan for the next few days and then I got started. Today I was moving some of the work benches around to make the room more efficient. I also started working on assembling the server rack. I left at 12:30 to go to ballet at school.

Today: 2 hrs
This week: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs


The latest on Prom / Senior Project: Day 0

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Prom plans are going pretty well. We have dinner all set and I have my tux and the corsage all lined up and ready to execute. Transportation is still in the works, but I’m not too worried about it. We don’t currently have any post-prom activities planned, but I’m sure something will come up.

As for Senior Project, all I can say is that it’s about time. I’ve been tired of school for some time and now I’m done, for the sake of argument. Today is Day 0 of the project. I starting working tomorrow, but I had a meeting at school just to make sure everyone is on the same page.