So you know how I insisted that I wouldn't be leaving here until the prototype was working? Lies. Tomorrow I'm heading for the Ecotopia festival for a week.
There are three reasons why this is necessary.
First, I really need a break. I haven't officially shunned the project for more than three days since I was last in Edinburgh, in November.
Second, it's set to rain, and as the next step is plugging the tracking system together and seeing if it works, I'll be needing some sun.
Thirdly I've mounted up the collector and want to leave it for a while to see if it blows over/blows up/rips in half or gets messed around by the weather.
All plugged together it's still on about 20 grams to turn it, which is about a quarter what I was expecting.
So that's good news.
Wobbles like a bastard tho, haven't managed yet to devise a decent couple for attaching the collector to the main shaft. That'll get done when I'm back.