This semester Gareth has been filling in for Jack Nardi, teaching the automation class at UConn while Jack’s on sabbatical. For this week’s class, Jack and the students visited our shop here in Warren, RI. Gareth gave them a tour of the facility, showed them some of the major tools used in fabricating our gear, and demonstrated some of the processes that we go through to turn bits and pieces into machinery and electronics. When the tour was over, the class split up into teams and they set up and cued a Revolver, a Pushstick and a Curtain Call. Gareth said that the students enjoyed it very much, and there’s no substitute for hands-on teaching. Gareth demonstrating the mill: Royal demonstrating the Tormach CNC mill: Royal and Gareth discussing the workflow of machine design: Colleen and Erika working on a Pushstick deck winch, while Jack and Jason rig a Curtain Call traveler: It was a pleasure having the students and Jack visit our shop.