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Day 7 was test day and although we were disappointed to not have the model complete we still decided to test the base. everyone especially me was relieved and slightly surprised that it floated and took all the weight that had been imposed on it, at least with my maths they could not blame me for it sinking. the performance was slightly hindered by the frame not being watertight which in reality it would be this coupled with the walls and how they were designed i believe would of meant the model would of worked better. Day 7 we presented our designs to John Bridge and he gave us solid advice and positive feedback on our design.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:47
Day 5 started with myself welding the metal frame together while the others made the trip to B&Q to source materials which we still needed. although we had hoped to be further complete the project was starting to take shape. Day 6 was completing the superstructure but due to certain incident which involved it breaking in transportation and being run over it never made it to the model.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:38
Day 4 started slow and had a lot of running about sourcing materials, issuing cutting lists and including a few minor set backs like being denied the amount of wood we required. However after the slow progress the substructure had been cut.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:34
Day 3 our group established that we had all understood the final idea and talked it through with Andy Cameron with the environment agency. After this talk we went to the workshops to source what materials to use for our model.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:11
Day 2 everyone came in with precedents, some more information on the materiality of the project and floatation calculation. this helped us finalise our design.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:08
Day 1 started with a brief introduction onto the event we had entailed on outlining the details and the outcomes we were hoping to achieve. this started out by sketching initial ideas for the design.
Posted 16 May 2014 12:37