Archive for March, 2013

Yet another thing TechWorks is good for…

This week, one of our members is using the shop to install a new engine in his daughter’s junior dragster. Very cool! Some interesting facts:

  • Chassis: 2009 Martin Components Jr. Dragster
  • Engine (2012): Briggs Raptor 3 (13 cu in) with 28mm Mikuni Carb
  • Best time (2012): 12.002s @ 52mph (1/8th mile)
  • New Engine: Blockzilla 3×3 (21 cu in) with 40mm Mikuni Carb
  • Expected time: 9s @ 70mph
  • Fuel: Methanol
  • Driver: Rachel (age 11)

 

Junior Dragster

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03 2013

SCRC Kilobots Exhibition at Techworks

The Saskatoon Combat Robotics club is having an exhibition tournament at Saskatoon Techworks this Saturday and Sunday (March 23 and 24). Members are encouraged to come check it out. This event is open to the general public as well and are welcome to come check out the robots and the space.

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03 2013

2013 AGM Report

Just a quick overview of last night’s AGM…

Elected a new board, it consists of:

  • James Cooper
  • Rylan Grayston
  • Albert La
  • Jeremy Rans
  • Ryan Silk
  • Kurtis Wanner

Actual board member titles are TBD (these are decided amongst the board members) but should be announced shortly.

Another noteworthy tidbit is that a bylaw change was passed to lower the number of people required for quorum. This was previously “the lesser of 12 people or 50% membership” and is now “the lesser of 10 people or 50% membership.”

Finally, we discussed a variety of workshops that we’re going to be looking to hold in the near future. These include CAD/CAM (SolidWorks/Aspire), PCB manufacturing, casting & molding & arduino. Stay tuned for specific dates.

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03 2013

2013 Annual General Meeting

Just another reminder, this year’s AGM is at 7PM on Tuesday March 12th at 422 44th St E. All members are encouraged to attend and the public is welcome to attend as well. Hope to see everyone there!

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03 2013

New TechWorks Promotional Video

Big thanks to Nathan Grayston for putting together this promo video for us!

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03 2013