Friday, February 28, 2014

Testing the Waters

In the electronics world, we have been testing our infrared distance sensor (pictured above), which will be used to test how much resin is in the pool. We have confirmed it does perform as expected with translucent liquid, but questions remain about its accuracy. Too much or too little resin could cause problems (anywhere from mild to serious), and it is uncertain if our current devices could measure it precisely enough.
In addition, we have make progress in our ultimate goal: integrating our parts into the machine itself. Our stepper motor has been successfully mounted, and we will soon begin running and testing it with all our moving parts. We hope to have a working movable table by the end of the month.