Only a few updates this week:
The process for gaining access to the fabrication lab on campus has been slow, so we intend to perform fabrication with our tools at home if access to the lab requires more time than we can afford to or plan to wait for.
The team is presenting on current design work and progress today. To manipulate a small number of pieces, especially where adjustments may be necessary, we have found that manual benders are a good starting point. Current plans are to build something similar to a HossfeldTM bender, the main point being the utilization of a die to form the track around.