The competition begins at 9:00 AM on February 28th. I was hoping to have the gear tooth cutter finished by now, but progress has been slow. I expect it to be ready Real Soon Now. Once it is finished, I'll have a bunch of design validation to do, including construction of a wooden model of the clock.
Lars is still stuck in Siberia, and I continue to add things to his to do list. Hopefully he'll be able to devote a large portion of his time to preparations during the two weeks leading up to the event.