We have continued our testing with our new valve! We are doing pretty well with a manual valve so more work will come in when it comes to analyzing the data so we are taking more data than we were before to help with our reasoning. We are approaching the end of our semester so we will be pushing for as much data as possible!
Thank you to all the professionals that gave us their time so that we could demonstrate the work that we have done!
We received some really good feedback and will be using it to further our progress! Our next change has been that we are switching our valve to a fully manual valve so that we can split the flow of our liquid with a more precise method.
We will keep everyone updated on our progress! Thank you for taking the time to stop in!
So we have run into some issues with our valve and have decided to replace it! We love the idea of having a valve that can be controlled without manually changing it, but due to some limitations in the equipment, we will not be able to do that.
This does not set us back though! Thankfully, our system can take enough data to act in a way where we can predict the necessary valve actuation!
Let me start off by thanking our second Qualification Review Board that provided us with some great advice! They’re criticisms and suggestions were taken to heart and our team has finished ordering all parts of the prototype. We are hoping by the end of the next week that we can finish our build and put everything together so that we can start testing and start recording data!
We are also working on building our control code for our system and I would love to share the details but unfortunately we cannot, but I promise, it’s cool!
Anyways, I will let y’all know when our prototype is done and functioning and I should have some small videos to share when it is! Thanks for sticking around!
Our team continues to get into the lab and build the prototype so here are the updates!
We have ordered almost every part and we are getting down to the last few pieces. Our main components for our cooling system have been picked out and are being placed inside of our prototype enclosure.
We are also constantly working on making it so that our data can be transferred to Sandvik once we are done and that we can make effective recommendations to their team! Until then, we will keep working diligently!