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Not for the Faint Hearted

The fifth week was all about prototyping. The 3D designs that I had to make for the team as well as having presentations on both Monday and Friday. The Monday presentations had focused on the activities from the previous week where I went to attend my sister’s wedding.

The presentations went well even though I felt tired from all the traveling I had made. Nevertheless, my team was on track with all the projects we were doing. The 3D design was more compact and very ergonomic. There was very good progress with the code that was written for both the Oxygen analyzer and the Drip Assistance System. The prototyping stage is as exciting as well as challenging. We had to start off very early in the morning and knock off late. Less sleep with more progress. This was very fulfilling.

The highlight of this week was on Friday when we had presentations for our fellow interns from Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST). It was a good refreshing moment having conversations with them. I felt like an “Older Brother” teaching life lessons to the “kid brother”. We also hosted secondary school students who came to visit the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) for career motivation. It was a great honour explaining engineering concepts to them. What was amazing was their curiosity as the engineering concepts were being explained. After a heavy late lunch, some interns decided to knock off for the day while others decided to stay and continue working on their projects. We looked to the weekend with a sigh of relief at the same time looking forward to the last week with hope and fully finalizing the internships as well as the projects we were working on.

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