Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hump Day Update

Paul's group is customizing a drawing board for their website and figuring out how to speed up the internet connection with one of their computers.

Steve and Jackson are re-sizing their ball-and-socket part to match their hand size.
Adam is finding more sensitive push buttons and a battery cover for functionality and design improvements.

The print team got new resin ordered and is doing maintenance on the printers. They also are printing extra parts for existing hands and prototypes. 

EYE is preparing for the program Saturday by sending emails and organizing registration. They currently have 87 kids registered.

Google Cardboard is still selling strong! Here is junior Danny Dalton trying out one of the demos.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Busy Week Ahead

Paul's group is split today and while Jake and Nick are rewriting a drawing program; Kevin, Lucas, and Paul are troubleshooting coding issues they have had.

EYE is preparing for their Saturday program at Ballard, by sending emails and getting supplies prepared.
Rough prototype of Adam's Hand

Adam is designing a hold for the battery and motor on his motorized hand. Steve and Jackson are reviewing Andrew and Hannah's hand, while Andrew and Hannah design new hands.

Maddie is printing Steve and Jackson's hand and Cam repairing broken printers.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Follow up

EYE had a successful Saturday program, 110 kids showed up, and about 40 volunteers helped out!

Hand group is designing new hands and setting up follow up meetings with the doctors they had previously been in contact with to get their prototypes looked out and compare them to the eNable hand.

Printers are communicating with Formlabs to figure out why our printer failed.

Paul's group is testing and debugging the log in page.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Get Lost in Virtual Reality

With the poster printed, the Google Cardboard fundraiser is officially up and running.

Paul's group is researching drawing tools that they can implement and extend in their own program.

Hand group is continuing printing and designing. The Wall-E Hand is assembled and ready to test

EYE has a program on Saturday and they are finishing up preparation.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Far from Short Handed

This week is off to a strong start with everyone busy at work. The hand team is printing and designing constantly, with the Wall-E hand design printed and heading to be tested. Steve's group is re scaling the ball and socket design to be printed. New designs are flying out, with a peg design, and a switch design in the making.

Paul's group is working on coding the log in page.

EYE is preparing for their meeting with the volunteers at Schuylerville for their upcoming program.

3D printers are still getting fixed and while Cam works on a build plate for a print out of an arm, Chudy researching finishing 3D printed parts.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Trip to GE Global Research Center

On February 26th, EDD traveled to GE Global Research headquarters in Niskayuna, New York with the goal to get feedback on the midyear presentation. About forty engineers working on site were presented to and were all impressed with the development of the projects so far.
After the presentation, the presenters got feedback from the engineers. The day has been described as "inspiring and educational".