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Tuesday - Crane - Day 4!

Crane (Winter 2017)Lindsay JonesComment

Today the Container team's goal was to add sides to the container. They all had different ideas of the best way to add walls and support at the same time. So they decided to do each side a different way!

Scarlet worked very hard to make two small angles that fit between the corners. Louis thought it would be fine to do a horizontal beam.

Scarlet worked very hard to make two small angles that fit between the corners.

Louis thought it would be fine to do a horizontal beam.

Ayush put one long diagonal stabilizing this side.

Ayush put one long diagonal stabilizing this side.

Mean while Leo began designing and building the Arm of the crane that will reach out horizontally and also move up and down!

Here you can barely see the counter weight bucket of water that is going to help lift the other bucket of water.

Here you can barely see the counter weight bucket of water that is going to help lift the other bucket of water.

Tyler and Dmitri realized that we need a reel for the rope that will lift the bucket and a way to secure it in place, so the weight of the bucket doesn't rip it out. They got to work on two different kinds of supports and we got to drill giant holes with the drill press!

Here you can see a piece of tape we put on the drill bit at the depth of the wood, so we wouldn't drill into the table too far!

Here you can see a piece of tape we put on the drill bit at the depth of the wood, so we wouldn't drill into the table too far!

At closing circle today, when I asked what the goal for next week is, they replied "Finish the Crane."  Whoa!

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