This two-week session is unfolding a little differently than most sessions. We have the luxury to get to know each other better, to tinker a little more, to gain more expertise with our tools. This was evident today: sure, we built, but we also had a lot of fun.
The various teams split off to work on their projects. The water power team started down at the creek to re-check some measurements, the wind power team continued the existing windmill re-vamp, and the gravity team explored their wheel boxes.
Before long, it's time for lunch! Our steward, Paul, keeps our bodies food-powered.
Lunch time transitions into play time and free build time. The tinkerers have really taken to playing with the swings made from the last groups.
Our junior photographers took most of these photos today, and most are focused on the fun they had with each other, rather than the projects, so I'll fill in the details here:
The Wind Power team made several renovations to the existing windmill in preparation for their base addition. Originally they had planned on jacking up the existing structure but found that if they removed some non-essential wood they could make it light enough to lie it down, attach the two base pieces they made, and do a windmill raising tomorrow.
The Water Power team put all our 2-foot lumber to use to make three long bridges that they can use to carry themselves and their project pieces across the creek. They also started the wheels for their water wheel.
The Gravity Power team fixed up their wheel box and started on a jig for making wheels for their cart.
Now on to more really fantastic photos in no particular order:
Our regularly scheduled blog will continue tomorrow. Until then, yippy-ki-yay, mothers and fathers!