Just over 24 hours are left in the competition and we are starting to wrap up the major aspects of our build in good shape. We will be adding some extra goodies and doing thorough testing. Will keep you updated as the final hours pass.
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7:10p – JCB: Just talked to Nate on the NYC crew. It’s been a rather busy day for them so far. With 16 hours left on the build clock, the team has accomplished a heck of a lot so far today! Starting bright and early this morning, they set down to hacking, not on their creation, but to fix one of the two drill presses in the community workshop that had broken the day before.
After hanging a sign to let everyone know who brought the fix, they turned back to their creation. While it is working and as of the update, the only team driving their creation around, they’ve decided that in true i3Detroit fashion, “just good enough” wasn’t enough. They’ve taken inspiration from “Home Improvement” and added MORE POWER, in the form of an upgraded CO2 tank and accumulator system. There’s also interesting vehicle embellishments afoot, which showcase their prodigious electronics talents. We won’t give them away here, as we don’t want to be spoiling any surprises they have in store for the demo tomorrow, but you can bet they’ll leave the crowd entertained and the judges wowed.