|An example of a 3D printed tower.|
At 2:15, Austin (club president) starts the meeting, welcomes new members, and introduces a new, multi-week project regarding 3D printing towers and testing them. This idea is building off of the paper towers from last week. Austin briefly describes SolidWorks, the program groups will be using to 3D print their towers.
After laying down some ground rules for the project regarding the minimum and maximum height, amount of plastic available for use, and internal designs, various ideas of towers are sketched up, and printing techniques are discussed. As Austin thinks about the point system of judging towers, club members get into groups.
|Thinking about towers' inner support structures.|
2:31 – Sean and Ilya show up late. Cough cough!
At 3:15, a couple of groups finish sketching their designs, and Austin declares the meeting officially adjourned, though members are always welcome to hang around for a while longer. We look forward to the next club meeting!