Kevin Roche (kproche) wrote,
Kevin Roche
kproche

getting ready to load up for BarBot 2013

I've taken the day off so I can load ThinBot into the car and head north to set up for BarBot 2013.75, a special event tonight and Saturday that is one of the official kickoff events for this year's Bay Area Sciencefest.

Details are available at the barbot website, www.barbot.us , or on the BarBot facebook page.

I have finished some small mods to ThinBot, we'll have to see how they work.

First is adding tips to the nozzles, which I hope will increase the stream velocity sufficiently for better mixing.

Second, I repolished the brass counterweight, cleaned and recemented our "Asta" to the brass, then gave the works a clear polyurethane topcoat so it won't be attacked by the lime juice.

Finally, after doing a bit of online research, I've modified my recipes to simulate the dilution achieved by cooling a drink by shaking with ice. That ought to dramatically improve the mouth feel and taste of the cocktails.

(sorry, no pix; my LJ app isn't being cooperative -- but you can see them on the event facebook page, or on our DARPAbots page

Tags: barbot 2013, thinbot, via ljapp
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