We've been around for almost 2 weeks in Rotterdam at the V2_ now, and we got our space set up, keys for everybody, internet connexion, a fridge for our lunches, a big table to work ect : the conditions to work !
This is Mathew Lippincott from Oregon - now studying in Swtizerland - working on our MEGA TABLE - to do large pattern cutting and large plastic sheet assembly.
We have received our oil booms! Roberto Melendez and Piem Wirtz saying "YAY". May I say "LOL" even ?
And we had an intense week of brain-storming and drawing :
Here, Henrik Rudstrom, Logan Williams, Roberto Melendez and Qiuyang Zhou in the background.
We have divided the team in 3 smaller groups to research shape-shifting hulls :
1. Spine-based hull, moving around a flexible axe.
2. Hollow hull, actuated by it's surface.
3. Pneumatic, entirely actuated by pressure transfers.
That means that at the end of this week, you will see 3 mechanical principle prototypes coming along! Stay tuned :)
And this week, meet the wonderful Roberto Melendez!
Engineer 1 : Roberto Melendez (El Salvador, USA), Mechanical and Ocean Engineering , MIT. email@example.com. Roberto, 21, is a student of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering at MIT. A native from El Salvador, he enjoys sailing, biking, windsurfing, fútbol and being outdoors in general. Thanks to Toni Nottebohm for the video.
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