James Lovell’s Work Log

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  • Post last modified:February 18, 2024
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  • UPDATE 2/18/2024
  • taking measurements form the part, create a sketch design bracket for the hopper the meet the heated parts.
  • Oshe CDR sched.
  • Group slides
  • check about buying status again.
  • get with others about CDR presentation.
  • 2024-02-04 to do list
  • still need to check with others in group about making sure all bits are bought.
  • talk with team about some of the smaller details like quality of life details. (lights to indicate heat sources are on?)
  • double check with shane on CDR.
  • 2024-02-03 To do list . Rough electronics parts list completed. not up to full parts numbers or sourcing for buying components but a list of all the big parts is together.
  • Check in with team about the funding meeting and try to close out our project shopping / order list.
  • Look for a generic voltage supply since ours was scrounged from an old project and will make our build a little janky.
  • Compile results from whenisgood poll.
  • CDR!! Get together with Georgia and maybe Shane about CDR and making sure everything is sorta in order. find the best times in the evenings and just tell people to make it. folks might have to miss labs or something but its what it is…. it reminds me of scheduling for dnd, trying to get a gorup of adults together you just have to make a time and full send it.
  • concerns: just gotta figure out how to herd 50 cats.


  • 2024-01-27 task list for week 4
  • Create an electronics parts list for recycle-bot extruder module rebuild. (DONE)
    • get together with other members in weekly meeting and ask for requests. (DONE)
    • power killswitch questions (kinda vague, not important at this point in the build, dropping it going forward)
  • work with team to find a way to hold extrusion barrel to resist torque of motor and to maintain a steady position for easy plastic extrusion. (we have a prototype idea worked out that will need testing once we have the big parts in hand and on the frame)
    • check with team for dimensions of barrel on order and seek insulation solution
      • bracket under insulation or over insulation from commonly available parts source.
  • concerns: still waiting on funding and we are in pre design purgatory.