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Old 10-06-2012, 03:29 AM   #7821
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I think I put "other" on my college apps. I didn't want my gpa to be compared to less white washed asians.


Its be a constant debate what to put, unless there is a "mixed" option.

What ethnicity to do you more associate yourself with? White or Yellow?
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And you said your family went to Cal?

Mexicans aren't allowed to go to Cal. Something is wrong here...
Some people get into Cal for reasons other than athletic ability you know...
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Last night with Toby and Dr. U was fun... My head kinda hurts though, and apparently Toby needs to wash his sheets again. no hömo.
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Combat robot status is officially: "Oh my ****ing god everybody panic because we're out of time, money, and hands to get stuff done."

Somebody made a big machining mistake today, in a big piece of aluminum. 10 out of 12 threaded holes in this piece of aluminum are fail. 9 of the holes have stripped threads, and 1 of them has a broken tap stuck inside it. The person is doing this on their own free time, so the only thing I can do is say what happened, say what was likely the reason, and spend some of my own money to make up for it.
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Somebody made a big machining mistake today, in a big piece of aluminum. 10 out of 12 threaded holes in this piece of aluminum are fail. 9 of the holes have stripped threads, and 1 of them has a broken tap stuck inside it. The person is doing this on their own free time, so the only thing I can do is say what happened, say what was likely the reason, and spend some of my own money to make up for it.
somebody ... was you? otherwise why is it coming out of your pocket to fix this mistake?
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Thanks.

I'm worrying a lot about this team member at this point, and what work can be trusted with them. None of the failed threads aside from the broken tap were noticed at all by them, which I immediately saw when I picked up the part. They also said something weird to me while they were doing to work; that they were having a hard time tapping the holes, and needed to go to a bigger tap handle for more leverage.

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-A larger tap handle was not at all needed. The holes are only 1/4-20 in 6061 aluminum, so this should have taken minimal effort, really, only finger effort. Should have been an obvious sign something was wrong. A much larger 3/8-16 thread cut into steel can still be done with only finger effort, and this person should have known this because this was one of their first projects in their first semester of machine shop.
-Cutting oil was not used. The piece had not been cleaned, and there was zero oil on the piece when I got it, so likely no lubricant was used. No oil means greater effort, higher load on the tool, higher wear on the tool, and worse finish on the threads.
-Likely the single biggest reason was I think, but haven't confirmed, that the wrong type of tap was used, it hit the bottom of the drilled hole, and when it did so and the person continued to turn the tap, it just tore off the threads it just created. My theory is backed by markings at the bottom of the drilled hole and someone else telling me what type of tap they took to go do the work.

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Have the person work on something else that is easier, order threaded steel inserts, get a carbide spot drill from machine tech department and very slowly drill out the broken tap, also relocate 3 holes that were slightly off, drill and tap for threaded inserts, install inserts when they arrive in the mail.
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somebody ... was you? otherwise why is it coming out of your pocket to fix this mistake?
Nope, wasn't me. Was one of my two team mates for this robot. Coming out of my pocket because I've invested so much time into this robot that I want it to not just survive but excel, I am team leader and project manager so unless somebody goes against what I say, all mistakes are my responsibility.
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