The major part of this week was waiting for my parts to come out of the shop. So, in the meantime I help where I could. For example I help setup for the after hours business event that was setup to reach out to the community of Durango. During that event I was able to take my family around and show them what Stoneage does and what I had been doing for them. We also had another small event known as the salad potluck. Basically you brought something that you thought would go well with a salad and sat and ate salad.
On Thursday the parts came out of the shop and I did some testing with them. I had two different ideas to try and solve the problem. One has the nickname "X-box" because it forms an X where the hose goes. The other is simply extending the guide block. The "X-box" didn't end up working like I had hoped it would. The hose would still move and get pinched and the smallest hose could fit into the sides of the X. However, the more simple guide block extension did work to solve the problem and even at pressures as low as 20 the hose would not get pinched.
The next day in the morining I helped clean up the old inventory where the event was housed. After that was done I went back to my desk and wrote up the data I had collect the past day and a report on the problem and my two solutions so that when I left the other engineers could pick up where I left off.
It was sad to leave, I enjoyed working with Stoneage. I got to meet a lot of great people and had lots of fun along the way. I would like to thank Stoneage for allowing me to come and work for them. Now I'm off to Spring break.