News and Information:
05/12/03 – The final week of class
is upon us and the equipment is together.
The Chaotic Waterwheel is assembled and testing has begun. The Multi-well Oscillator has been working
and now data is to be collected from it.
The web page is to be submitted on Friday and the Conference is also
on Friday. The presentation is almost
together and will be submitted Thursday morning. We will be testing the equipment and
gathering data this week. We will also
be finishing our presentation and practicing every day.
05/05/03 – Only two weeks left to
go. The circuit is working great and
actions are being taken to complete the Chua’s Circuit device. It will be complete by the weekend. The Multi-well Oscillator is completely
assembled and testing has begun.
Modifications are required and will be complete for next week. The waterwheel is in its last stages of
assembly and testing will be started over the weekend.
04/28/03 – The oscillator has been
assembled and has been wired. Joe
designed a printed circuit board to be used for the Chua’s Circuit
device. Four boards were ordered last
Friday and will arrive this week. With
the new inductors, the output from the circuit looks excellent. Ashley began painting the angle for the
waterwheel and James and Andrew are almost finished with the brake
subassembly. The waterwheel should
start to come together by the end of the week. The encoder is also projected to arrive this
04/21/03 – Jeremy worked over the
weekend to drill the holes in the base for the Chaotic Waterwheel. With most of the angle prepared, we can
check the components by assembling the tower.
We will also be meeting with Dr. Hensel this week as well as Prof.
04/14/03 – This week we will be
continuing to work in the machine shop fabricating the components for the
equipment. With almost all the
oscillator components complete, we will be acquiring more sheet steel to
fabricate the vertical beam.
04/07/03 – This week we are
continuing to machine components for the three devices. After some experimentation with the
elector-magnets, it has been determined that alternate methods with be
required to create a usable magnetic field.
After speaking with an engineer at the Rochester Magnet Company, a
couple sets of magnets were chosen, ordered, and picked up this week. We are now redesigning the Multi-well
Oscillator device to allow for the different magnet array.