The hardware team is printing out all the final pieces, and the biology team is planning for system integration.
Hardware team replaced the motor and got the setup ready with a go pro for the zero-g plane. They are also printing a shaft converter to make the gears go.
The biology team is sending information to NASA and printing out the newest version of the full casing. They also ran some freeze and thaw tests where bacteria grew in a freezer.
The Software team is working out putting a go pro on the clear casing so they can see the experiment better.
Biology is running a test with frozen bacteria in vials on a shaker. They are trying to find a way to freeze the bacteria without it separating so they think that by spinning it, bacteria won't separate but still freeze. They also printed out several holes to find the right diameter to hold the vials. They are mixing glycerol with broth as well.
Hardware is gluing a shaft collar so it will stay, trying to get the final box and figuring out how to fix problems with the gears.
This is the testing of freezing the bacteria, broth, and glycerol
The biology team is running the full experiment with bacteria in the cube for 7 hours not in the freezer.
The hardware team built a system for testing the experiment on earth in the freezer. They designed a device to hold the gears in place and a device to hold the motor in place above the gears.
The software team is helping to get the biology test ready.