Looks like we may not be able to get back into the lab till Tuesday at the earliest and some folks think we will lose an extra 6 days for cleanup, which means we may not get back into the lab till February…..
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On the bright side, our CAD is going to be unbelievable and our award submissions will be perfect.
Here are some cool things we learned about over the last two days
- Flex sensors – may be a cool way to check the ball density and modify fly wheel RPM
- Magnus effect – we are building a shooting model that we are going to validate week 5 and are trying to figure out if we need to add the magnus effect into our model
- Vexpro MMV – Vexpro just released a Minimum Viable Product (MMV) also known as a build in 10 days along with parts that are ready to b purchased to help teams complete some of the tasks
- Alternate 8″ pneumatic tires do exist