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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

White board broken

Today we received our new white board with a damaged rail, we desperately needed it for our classes, so we decided to fix it. Thanks to my senior H.P. we got the rail repaired. We also had to figure out how to mount it, it wasn't easy we had to machine a few parts to hang the board. It was a great engineering project which made us think outside the box.









Friday, October 19, 2018

Poor solder Joint Example

Hello, this post is for my exploratory freshmen, this is a great example of a poor solder joints on the Simon project. On your first two components please have one of the instructors examine your soldering joints so we can correct it before it gets worst. Thank you and remember the three second rule.




notice shorts, cold solder joints and burn marks.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Ready for open house

Come on down! Open house starts in a few minutes. Talk with our student and see all of our amazing projects! We also have a special gift for you, thanking you for coming. You can even assemble it with your own hands!


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Fixing headset for the football team

My junior group is working on a broken headset for the SST football team, Go Vikings! We took it apart and found a failure point in the movable joint that holds the microphone boom. We are going to draw a replacement part in Solidworks and print out a new one in the Objet 3D printer, we have the great new Digital ABS material, video below.