Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The bike is done

We were finally able to get the bike finished. It works, just has a few roblems, mainly turning to the right. The chain ring gets in the way of the wheel, and we didn't expect to need that much movement. We have to reconfigure it a bit, but after that, it's a perfectly working bike.

The bike finished

Inside view of the problem chain ring.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

With all the work we have been doing we even found time to dress up are tree.
now we just need to find something for the top...


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jess's New Computor

Today Jess and I went to the bookstore and we finally got her a new computer. The one she got is the Mac Book Pro, 13". She decided on this computer because she knew her computer needed an upgrade, and she has been looking at this one for over a month, and we finally got it.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The bike moves forward

My team has been working hard on our bike. We have started to put the carbon fiber on the shell. It's pretty busy once we start. The carbon is like a fabric, which has to get cut to size, and the core material is cut and stitched together, before we start putting it on. Once we are ready, we mix a resin which will give the carbon its strength.

It then gets spread over the fabric, and we layer the fabric over the mold and make it smooth. The we put the vacume bag, so it will lay flat over the mold. Here you can see the mold as we got the vacume bag ready.

This was the first of four stages of putting the carbon on. Once it is all on, we will cut the top off so we can get in, and then scoop out the mold, and we will have the perfect shell for our bike.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

we made cookie for Halloween

Jessica made sugar cookies
Peter ate them all!!!!
dont they look good a little runny on the icing but still good.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Start of the Bike

Yesterday I started with my team building the bike we designed. The work we did was to cut pieces of foam to start the mold for the areodynamic shell.

We started by tracing the shape onto the foam.

Cutting each piece out

Glue everything together

And start shaping and sanding the piece

And this is how far we have gotten so far.

I am not in any of the pics because I was the photographer of the day. Our goal is to have the bike completed by Thanksgiving. That is a pretty fast schedule, but we do have to have it done by the end of the semester. And once it's build, we hope to get into the ASME national competition for Human Powered Vehicles. If that does not happen, we at least will beat the other team.

Also Jessica has started a new blog for her art with one of her classes. If you would like to look, go to: http://jessicadamstendt.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


So I was driving my bus as usual today, when I ran into some trouble. The bus went back on the main road it began to rock back and forth, and make lots of noise. I called in for
help, and when Britton, our mechanic got out to me we found this between my tires:

It took a little work to get it out, and my people had to get resuced by another driver. But it at least gave me an exciting day.

Monday, June 7, 2010

New place

OUR FIRST little Home together!

Lets take a look inside.

Looking in the front door

Looking from the bathroom.

The funny thing about are little home is it has a sauna and no closet.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

You can also call us the peanut Butter and Jelly Damstedts.
From now one we will be updating all of you on are lives and whats going on.
Let the awesomeness begin!

We went on are honey moon to CANADA Check out the funEdmonton Mall Water Park

Peter coming down the Blue Bullet

OH NO! I am going so fast down The Twister

This was the best water slide ever, watch peter get flushed.

Brad Look what I found!

Yes the road felt like it never ended, but the view was amazing

Jasper Park

Wild Life
(look how hungry they look, don't get out of the car they will eat you)

(Peter did not catch anything)