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Crane Components Working!

After SchoolSean Murray

The team is showing epic, adult-level focus on their first mechanical project: the reverse-engineering of a crane with three (three!) different types of motion! 

Moving parts are starting to work together...

We're increasing our precision...

Michael measures a stud for the rotating tower.

Choosing our techniques and tools carefully...

Deke grabs a 7/16 wrench to fasten the pulleys that allow the vertical movement of the hook.

And giving every task our full concentration...

Nick attaches a broader base to stabilize a wobble tower.

Each team has completed multiple iterations of their mechanism. Next week we start in on the big challenge: Taking three mechanisms that work well independently, and making them work well together!

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