11.16.10 – UCube Update
After spending most of the day on the laser cutter, inhaling what are undoubtedly toxic fumes, I have made some progress on the UCube. Nothing terribly exciting, but I did cut the rest of the Z-Axis poles, and improved the stability of the base board by adding some dowels, as well as another board layer to help keep the poles upright and give a better tactile response.
Some pics from today:
I also finally submitted my application for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP). It’s a prestigious award for graduate study in the sciences/engineering – they give you $30K a year for three years to basically pursue whatever research you want. Happy to be done with the essays, transcripts, and letters of recommendation, and back to staring at lasers all day!