The team has made great progress in our manufacturing timeline this weekend!
On Thursday, we assembled our first fluid system prototype (including successful autonomous dispensing of our syringe!) The prototype includes a 3D printed frame, syringe reservoir, and linear actuator.
On Friday, we toured Columbia University's Carleton Laboratory to visit and learn about the vibration and shake tables which we plan to use for launch/landing simulation testing of our payload prototype.
On Saturday, we completed our second petri dish prototype printed in one of the Columbia Makerspace's Formlabs printer.
Vibration shake table aside, this weekend's manufacturing has given us some pretty good vibes about the coming months of our CARMEn payload preparation!💪 🚀
Bonus: A very important excavation in Carleton Lab conducted by Pol