Today we worked (relatively) late into the night, despite a rather sparsely-attended meeting. We continue to make more progress on CAD models of parts to manufacture, and plan to meet more often and longer as more parts arrive.
We also tested a sensor today, and in the process noted that the positive and negative wires on the cable we used were somehow switched, causing the sensor to heat up quite a bit. As soon as we discovered the issue, we unplugged the sensor and labeled the faulty cable:
Miraculously, the sensor worked after we replaced the evil cable with a much more good-natured one.