Digitally Fabricated Curved Pavilion… here we come!!!

Today is going to be a long, long, physically demanding day… We will be assembling our curved pavilion… Today is sunny and nice day to be out…

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Another lovely day in Cambridge.. Oh, and it’s Mother’s Day…

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Before heading to the Woodshop, I head down Mass Ave. to the Economy Hardware Store to pick up some items…

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After I got back to the Woodshop, I met Mik, David, Ki, and Chris going to get lunch… I figured I would grab lunch too.. We went to the Mexican place that Tom and I went to yesterday.. This time, I had the above… Lotta pepper! (or spicy as Americans say)…

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Mik had the same…

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Chris had this…

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Mik and I

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Our pile of parts…waiting for us… waiting for their moment of glory… (we hope)

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Assembly is coming along nicely… We talk about our procedure and how we will assemble and erect this thing…

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Labeling of our parts were key… it was assembling a life-sized puzzle…

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I had to leave for a bit… My professor (Winston) and I had a meeting today.. He called and said he was in his office… so I rode across quickly to Stata to catch him…

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Meeting complete.. back to Woodshop!

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We are progressing nicely…

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We erect our first section! Man it looks great! We feel a great sense of accomplishment…

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Oh  yeah.. we were tired alright! We beat the hell out of those boards..

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Taking a 2 minute break…

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 Back at it!..

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Quick photo! Say cheese!

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We were having some problems here… turns out we had two incorrect pieces..

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Nice!

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Pounding away!

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We now have to bring these two parts together…

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Bit by bit we get there…

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Lovely!

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We’ve got them together… well almost…

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It’s now almost 8pm… and we still have a way to go…

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We pound and try to get our connecting pieces snug and holding our ribs securely together…

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Had some floor issues, so we were checking our parts to see what was possibly the problem..

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Okay… we’re almost there… main structure up for the most part… Time for interiors…

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My partner Linlin and I are assisted by Mik on installing our interiors…

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Almost done… Did a little dance of happiness… Mik caught me unawares… we laughed about it!

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Tada!! Our ruled surface interior installed…

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If given the opportunity to do this again, I would use colored rods for the ruled surface… made of a sturdier material.. wood, or steel, or plastic of some sort.. It looks great! but the main guides could have been better done… learning lesson for sure! Next time…

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Almost finished… at this time we are REALLY, REALLY tired… Just wanna go home, shower, eat, and sleep! I have class before we present this at 2pm… The exteriors team still need to install their exterior skin, and we need to place it on its foundations..

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I really like it!

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After cleaning up….

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Voila!!

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Bye Bye little one.. see you later…

Stay tuned for the finished project (Monday 14th May 2012)…

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