Today we started on our designs for our first design report!
We are going to have a total of three design reports for this submarine; the preliminary design report, the detailed design report, and the critical design report!
The Friday meetings for now are mainly going to be systems integration meetings so we can avoid having to cut huge foot holes in the bottom of the hull...
Today we were faced with the problem of how to update each other on, and keep a record of our progress. We decided on something similar to the quad charts from last year (Thanks Mrs. Jen!) but a little more manageable for us teenagers. As team leader, Garrett took on the job of making the sheet for us to fill up, and had it posted onto Rallyhood before the end of the meeting! We are all supposed to have a filled out weekly update sheet printed out to present at the beginning of the meetings, or electronic versions posted onto Rallyhood to present.
We also made an official timeline! We mapped out everything from design reports to the deadline for pilot scuba certifications. But since this is our first year trying something new like we are without as much mentor support as we have had previously, we fully expect our timeline to shift somewhat, hopefully not by that much though!
Today was our first official meeting since becoming New Sub! We all chose what sub system we wanted to be in charge of, this is what we decided on:
Drive Train- Garrett
Life Support and Emergency Systems- Bilal and Jimal
We also laid out some ground rules for our meetings, which are;
We also decided on Leadership for the team, and Garrett was volun-told, I mean volunteered for the job, and Abby took on the job of systems integrator.
Everybody has lots of ideas for their systems and I can't wait to see what we come up with!