Everyone had been down in the workshop over the past few days working on putting together the final prototype. Adam has been busy lathing away our aluminum parts, Rob has been busy working on finishing off the fiberglass base, bogging the surfaces. Nick and I have been working on vacforming the base, we had a slight issue in that the first vacform we did, the rings on the mold broke off so we were forced to use that vacform, luckily it was an almost perfect vacform.
Adam also brought along an arduino which we connected the fan to and started testing how to get the right level of fog in the units. We also discussed and tested putting LEDs into the unit which will also connect up to the arduino.
Addressing the issue of leaking fog was something we had been putting off for a while, so we also tested out several solutions, and we found one that worked relatively well, a two-tier plastic valve system the the pods sit on.
We are generally on track, with most parts sorted out and resolved. The only thing that needs to be machined are the pod internal support system.
Rob is working on spray painting the models with primer and white spray paint, and will finish it with a clear satin coat.