Over the last few weeks, the team has been gearing up to begin building the final prototype. The mechanical team has drawn up several designs to revamp the entire machine and is currently working on a decision matrix to definitively choose one design to implement. Because the final version of the machine will be built with aluminum, a more sturdy but expensive material, it is crucial that the entire team is in agreement on the best way to construct the final SpORT.
The software team has continued working on refining the code and implementing the tactile portions of the user interface, including the button pad. The team also visited special education classrooms to receive teachers’ inputs on how to best configure the UI and touchpad for the students’ needs.
Though not much tangible advancement has been made over the last two weeks, the preparations for the final prototype have largely been in designing and refining the final aluminum SpORT to take with us to MIT.