This week in solar car club, we spent our time cleaning up the Fab Lab. It doesn’t sound very interesting, and I am not going to lie, it wasn’t super fun; however, it was useful for teaching the incoming members that it is important to clean up our messes, and that organization is the key to productivity. We learned that lesson while on the cross-country trip this past summer. During the trip we were very unorganized, and this made it difficult to find our tools, which extended the time it took to fix whatever was needed on the car. It is important to teach the incoming members of the solar car team that time is the biggest constraint that we have, well that and money, and organization had minimized the time it took to accomplish what problems we had. There was also an added bonus, we got a clean Fab Lab, and that is very helpful in the future. It is very important to teach the incoming solar car members about the tools, and the way to keep both the tools and materials in their best possible shape.
Last Thursday we changed up the schedule, we decided that the way to be most time efficient is that we should start the planning process for dates, and what needs to get done when. I agree, this is a very important step, and it needed to be done as soon as possible. The electrical team divided into two groups, The Solar Array group, and the Solar Car group. I was in the Solar Array group, and we planned out the schedule, so that we can have an idea on how long it will take to get this done, as well as what are the steps required to meet this schedule. I hope that the schedule we laid out will help us be more efficient in the long run.