Friday, May 31, 2013

Grawmet 2 Kits Are Ready!

The Grawmet 2 kits have finally been gathered and are ready for assembly. Today we will have our first assembly workshop. Here's our schedule:

12:30 - The workroom will be open. Pizza will be present. This is a great time to come in and familiarize yourself with your kit contents.

1:00 - The first intensive assembly session begins. We will lead you step-by-step through the first stage of the build (up to the extruder).

3:00 - The second intensive assembly session begins. Same as above. This is for those who can't make the earlier one. Like the first session we suggest showing up early to become familiar with your kit.

5:00 - Clean up.

It is highly recommended that you plan to attend an entire assembly session from start to finish. It will make things easier for you and us. This is not to say that you can't assemble your bot if you can't make it, but it will take more effort and initiative on your part. That being said, we're excited to see you today. Hopefully we can get all of these bots up and running before summer break.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Any WOOFers adept at video editing?

Hi all,

While the parts for the Grawmet 2 continue to arrive it's time for us to create our video assembly guide. We will be doing a complete assembly of a Grawmet 2 from start to finish on video while explaining each step. We hope this will help in two ways. First, G2 builders will be able to view these videos before they come to build days to help them understand what they'll be doing (and hit fewer stumbling blocks). Second, any G2 builder who can't make it to the build days should be able to follow the video guide to finish their bot.

Here's where we need help. We need a WOOFer (or WOOFers) with video editing experience to edit the footage into easy to follow steps. It's a bonus for us if you can help collect the footage. It's a super bonus for you if you have ordered a G2 kit (just think how well prepared you'll be to fly through assembling yours).

So any of you who are decent at video editing and are willing/able, please reach out to me directly and we can discuss how to go about this. You can reach me at orlrogc-AT-gmail.com or stop by the WOOF room and see if I'm there.

Thanks and don't forget to be awesome.

-Mark

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Boeing Rapid Prototyping Lab - Take 2

Hello WOOF members!

We will be scheduling the Rapid Prototyping tour for a Tuesday.  Before I schedule a specific date with Boeing, I need to know roughly how many people are going and ride logistics.

In order to be eligible to come you must E-MAIL me (washuu-at-uw.edu) with:
1) You would like to go
2) Whether: you need a ride - or - you can provide a ride - or - you will meet us there

Deadline is: Monday May 13th

I will NOT count you if you vocally tell me this.  You MUST E-MAIL me.

 Cheers!
Bethany

Friday, May 3, 2013

Field Trip to the Boeing Rapid Prototyping Lab!

Hey all,

We are arranging for a WOOF field trip to the Boeing Prototyping Lab.  What I need from you all is what day would be best for you.

On the WOOF chalkboard has been set up a small poll.  Leave a chalk mark in the column for the day(s) that work best for you.  The "Poll" will be open Today (Fri May 3) through next Thursday (May 9).

Cheers!
Bethany

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Finishing Your Grawmet 1

Hey all,

There are a number of you who have not finished your Grawmet kits. We realize that there a few reasons this has happened like classes, schedule conflicts, and/or uncertainty of how to proceed. We want to help you finish up so we're trying something new.

On Mondays after the general meeting, we will begin having structured intensive build seminars. What these will consist of is a few experienced Grawmet teachers leading a group of builders through a specific stage of the build.

The general meeting starts at 4:30. After club business is taken care of we'll start to rock on the builds. Our schedule is as follows:

6 MAY - Base
13 MAY - X carriage
20 MAY - Extruder

After all of these seminars you will be ready to start printing and calibrating. You'll finally be ready to start printing off your own parts on your own machine!