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To-Do List 08-15-16

Butterfly Wings

Giant ​-Cut and attach fabric ​-Sew in velcro

Large 1 ​-Cut and attach fabric for second wing ​-Sew in velcro

Large 2 ​-Cut and attach fabric both wings – Sew in velcro

2 Eyed 1 ​-Try to remove resin drips!

2 Eyed 2 ​-Cut, bend, weld pieces of steel for frames ​-Clean and …

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Haulin’

Soooooo many people have been helping out!

Sean E Love, Arseniy, Elina, Seva, Wendy, Mikey S, Jessie, Michael K, Jammone, Gerald…

We are really moving on the art now. Good Times™

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Welding lessons

King Asa, Seva and Arseniy all received welding lessons tonight. They did so well, we moved them right into making the brackets to secure the butterflies to the truck. Great work by all.

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To Do List 8/8/16

Butterfly Wings

Giant ​-Cut and attach fabric

Large 1 ​-Cut and attach fabric

Large 2 ​-Cut and attach fabric

2 Eyed 1 ​-Glue copper pieces into circles and eyes ​-Clear coat

2 Eyed 2 ​-Cut, bend, weld pieces of steel for frames ​-Clean and paint metal ​-Cut copper pieces (opposite of 2 Eyed 1) ​-Patina …

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Steady working

The crew is ramping up production and completing tasks! Mike, Kenny, and Gerry have been putting in long hours. Charles and Jammone just joined and learned how to bend, grind, cut and even weld metal tubing! Yeah!

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To-Do List – 07-12-16

Butterflies

– Cut out the brass butterfly

– Braze brass butterfly to the wings

– Cut all the copper circles

– Cut the “eye shapes” (4) out of copper with the snips

– Glue copper to circles/eyes

– Weld an extra small piece onto the small wing that is not long enough

– Design the …

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June progress

We covered a lot of ground in June. Yeah!

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The floor

Ka’nete and I worked on the floor while Sheri designed and fabricated more of the butterfly artwork.

Exciting stuff!

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Cam toys

We are close to finishing the first butterfly and now have to figure out how to make it articulate. Mike G and Mike K are both suggesting a simple cam mechanism.

Below are a couple of links to cam toys. Good Times™

This last video is of ‘the worlds smallest ornithopter’. Adding …

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First steel butterfly

We spent the night experimenting with how to bend and shape steel butterflies. We took our first steps but Sheri is not satisfied with the results. More work must be done.

Ka’nete Mlaudzi from Joynr came down to meet folks and see what was going on. After helping around the shop for a bit …

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