I've taken the day off so I can load ThinBot into the car and head north to set up for BarBot 2013.75, a special event tonight and Saturday that is one of the official kickoff events for this year's Bay Area Sciencefest.
Details are available at the barbot website, www.barbot.us , or on the BarBot facebook page.
I have finished some small mods to ThinBot, we'll have to see how they work.
First is adding tips to the nozzles, which I hope will increase the stream velocity sufficiently for better mixing.
Second, I repolished the brass counterweight, cleaned and recemented our "Asta" to the brass, then gave the works a clear polyurethane topcoat so it won't be attacked by the lime juice.
Finally, after doing a bit of online research, I've modified my recipes to simulate the dilution achieved by cooling a drink by shaking with ice. That ought to dramatically improve the mouth feel and taste of the cocktails.
(sorry, no pix; my LJ app isn't being cooperative -- but you can see them on the event facebook page, or on our DARPAbots page
We have to equip two of our footlockers as padded shipping containers for Thinbot so we can get him to conventions.
iamradar had a defective memory foam mattress that needed a home.
So bovil and I squeezed it into the Subaru, took it home, and chopped it into 8 smaller pieces. The stacked slabs looked rather like megalithic plinths, so what else could we do?
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