More ‘Labour’ Work!
The countdown has begun with just less than twenty days left until our final presentation and class gallery exhibition at Civic Space.
It has been a long and challenging journey, and we are very excited about the final outcome. Over the past few weeks, we have been busy working at the Lebel building trying to finish cutting and painting the tires needed for our project. This week we made two trips to Home Depot looking for the required materials. On Sunday, Rosina and Rafi went to buy some paint to see if certain kinds of paint work on the tires. After successful experimentation with the paint, on Thursday afternoon Sajid and Portia went to the Home Depot to pick up more paint, carriage bolts, nuts, washers, rebar, and other materials required for our project. Some more good news about the project is that we have successfully cut all the tires we needed this passed Wednesday with the help of Mr. Rod. We returned to Label building, where we began to work as a group towards washing and painting the tires. Once we finished painting the tires, we will begin to assemble them into seating arrangement.
Team members are washing and posing with painted tires!
We anticipate that we will have our project built and ready by next week, which will give us plenty of time to discuss plans for what we will exhibit in the gallery space.
On June 17th 2010, Team A+ members completed their final presentation in front a group which included professors and fellow classmates. Team A+ came very close to completing all of the goals they had set for themselves at the beginning of the semester. Their tasks were to assemble the electric motorcycle, and tear down and refurbish Galileo to reassemble it in Guelph.
Fine tuning the E-Bike throttle
Despite the shortened semester, the team successfully assembled and tested a crude prototype of the E-bike. At the same time they managed to disassemble and refurbish Galileo while making a few revisions to the turntable mechanism, and package the entire structure for delivery to Guelph. An instruction booklet combined with the intuitive design of the tower should make it a simple matter for any volunteers in Guelph to reassemble the structure.
Testing the Galileo turntable
Like every Green Corridor group, Team A+ faced many obstacles during the semester, but they worked together to overcome them. Team A+ put together an extensive legacy report highlighting all of their achievements, while offering suggestions for future students who may want to continue on with the projects. Team A+ gave an A+ effort from start to finish. The group enjoyed the Green Corridor course very much. It truly was a unique learning experience.