Fourth Annual Blackerathon (2017)

Blacker’s fourth annual 24-hour Blackerathon kicked off on January 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Here are some of the projects:

Tool Room clean-up

Cleaning up and re-organizing the hovse’s tool room. (Photos taken by Talia)

Alex Reeves, Diandra

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“Sew all the things!”

Learning/using sewing machines to produce a cloak, skirt, and shirt.

Carly, Ben, Bethany, Talia

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??? (Brian), Carly, and Talia.

 

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Playing the Ride on the Tesla Coil

Using a Tesla Coil assembled this year by Tyler M to play a MIDI file of the Ride of the Valkyries.

Brian

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Brian (right) adopts a defensive stance in anticipation of being showered.

Golf cart 

Working on a golf cart using a salvaged cart base.

Jake, Francesco

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Fruit Roll-Up “Gun”

Prototyping a candy-propelling device with a motorized wheel.

Aiden, Jake

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Fruit roll-up wars after Snake Kits may never be the same.

Courtyard Planter

Planting drought-resistant, partial shade plants to liven up the plot of dirt in the courtyard.

Kalliopi

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Cotton Candy Machine, improved and upgraded

Revamping a cotton candy machine built during last year’s Blackerathon to produce more cotton candy rapidly.

Annie, David, Tyler M

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Assembling the base.
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Once the machine heated up, it took about 30 seconds to make a sizable cone of cotton candy.

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If we missed your project or you would like any images to be taken down, please email us mole-historians@blacker.caltech.edu and we’d be happy to help.

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