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Qwillis     Early morning saw Qwillis up about halfway on the side of Brutus. A section of the panels have been carefully removed and Qwillis is currently working on installing.. something.. in there. Other than the clank of metal against metal, Qwillis is fairly quiet in his work, focused, it seems.
Rexus Early morning sees a few early risers, even in Shanty Town. Rexus is one of them. He arrives for work on the walls with a vault-tec lunchbox in hand, and a thermos of some sort of hot beverage in the other. Stopping at the walls, he sets his lunch aside before picking up a toolbelt of carpentry tools, slinging it around his waist as he looks up at Brutus and the mechanic, "Mornin." he offers politely.
Qwillis     Qwillis tweaks that wrench, grunts and applies a bit more force. He'd sigh softly as he'd eye it then jump slightly, almost falling at Rexus' voice. Grabbing the ladder a bit tighter, he'd look down, ponders, then waves. "Ah.. Hello. Sorry. I'm almost done.."
Rexus Rexus chuckles, "Oh no rush, better to do a good job an make sure he's all set to go then rush it an have him break down." he says, looking out as the usual faces show up to continue work on the walls. "Think we're anywhere near done yet?" He doesn't have the height advantage that Qwillis does.
Qwillis     Qwillis shakes his head a little. "I'm installing a jukebox. I thought people would like some music while they work.. I'll get it set up so he can take requests too." Q pauses and then looks along the walls and nods thoughtfully. "Actually.. we're not doing that bad. The gate and the system to open and close it are done.. The walls nearby are done. The ones further out are still being worked on. It actually looks rather impressive from up here."
Rexus Rexus nods a bit, looking at the gate and nearby walls. "What you figure, another few weeks?" he asks, "I'm sure if there were more things organized round building these walls they might go up faster... you seen the mayor at all?" he calls up. "A jukebox? Well that would certainly make things a little easier for sure... least for those that're close enough to hear it."
Qwillis     Qwillis peers around again, frowns then shakes his head, looking back down to Rexus. "No. I've actually only seen her once. At the christmas party for a little while. That's it. I've been doing my best.. But.. well.. I'm a scientist, not an engineer. At least.. not a construction engineer."
Rexus Rexus grins, "I understand. I'm not much of an engineer either.. I know the basics and the theory, the tactics and all but... when it comes to measuring and designing an workin with the materials... that's a bit beyond me.. unless you're just hammering two bits of wood together or diggin a ditch." He dons his work gloves, "I.. only saw her briefly at the party.. wonder what she's been up to."
Qwillis     Qwillis chuckles with a small nod. "Exactly. I know theory.. but theory of the past and reality of now? That's two way different things." He'd muse as he'd look at the jukebox, then goes back to his work. "I'll see if I can't get an amplifier working with some speakers up top.. help the music reach further. Brutus here is big enough I should be able to."
Rexus Rexus hmmms, "Won't drain his power too much at all? I ain't much of a technical engineer either... I'm alright at fixing things but... if you can't duct it, fuck it.. was my motto." he says with a grin. "Could always just take turns on what part he works on... change it up every day so everyone gets a chance to have him round at least a little."
Qwillis     Q chuckles with a small shake of his head. "I'm probably as close to a tech engineer you get now adays. The jukebox has it's own power system. So I'll just run the whole thing off of that. Then it won't touch Brutus and his own work. Just let him pick which song to play." Q flashes a grin down at Rexus with a shrug. "I've always enjoyed tinkering.. and it did well for me." He'd wave that metal hand a little to explain what he was talking about.
Rexus Rexus hmmms and nods, "You ever do anything else but work on robots? What bout other sorts of tech? Weapons? Armor? Radios an such?" he asks, leaning against a post. He picks up his lunch, taking out a sandwich to begin to eat.. lunch just became a brunch.
Qwillis     Q nods in reply, finishing up finally with that bolt and would start work on the next one. "I have. I know a bit about gunsmithing. I've done a lot of work on electronics." He'd tap the pip-boy on his arm with a smile towards Rexus. "I rebuilt this myself.. Pip-Boy 5000." He'd shrug and continue on with his work. "I've never quite got into armor. I've been focused a lot on robotics and from there cybernetics."
Rexus Rexus leans his head from side to side, "Well.. combat armor an chainmail are one thing.. power armor's got a lot of gears an servos an electronics... oxygen scrubbers and the like. Takes a lot of effort to keep them going." he says between bites of his sandwich. "Cybernetics? You must have some knowledge of medicine then?"
Qwillis     Qwillis pauses, looks to Rexus and shakes his head a little. "Very little. What I picked up while I was hold up at the clinic for a while. No.. my cybernetics I did by trial and error to get them to connect.." He'd frown, shrug and go back to his work on the jukebox in Brutus. "As for power armor.. I'd love to get my hands on some. Figure out how it works and what it'd take to fix it. But I've never had that particular pleasure actually."
Rexus Rexus grins, "Aye... s'trouble with bein a tech... everyone expects you to be the best at everything... Everyone has a specialty, an somethin they enjoy. I've not too much experience with Robotics.. I can fix little things.. Brutus had to have a battery change awhile back, that wasn't too hard."
Qwillis     "Yeah. Tell me about it." Qwillis would half-say, half mutter. He'd eye Brutus, nods and looks back to Rexus. "I helped rebuild him, ground up.. the central unit was good. But all four limbs had to be redone and then attached to the CPU again. Then I had to redo the OS to get it so it could function with non-factory systems. Finished up with programming it to be able to deal with the walls as we're using non-standard construction material."
Rexus Rexus wanders over to circle Brutus a bit, "How did he manage with the sandstorm? Heard someone muttering that a few of the robots round town were havin trouble.. sand gettin into the gears an wearing them down or just clogging them up entirely." He gives a closer look, "Pretty smart, redoin the OS like that... that sorta work's beyond me entirely."
Qwillis     Q shakes his head a little. "I thought of that. So I built in a 'clean' function. Basically the engines can be set to high rev while not doing output. That'd cause vibrations through the whole thing. I balanced the frequency of the vibrations to cause it to basically.. hum. It shook all the sand out without breaking anything. I did it like 5 times during the sand storm to make sure Brutus didn't go down.. That's why it's been working just fine, despite the storm."
Rexus Rexus nods. He's out of... technical chit-chat topics though, finishing his sandwich. "Well, best I get started on the eastern bit... try an finish it off sometime soon." he says, gathering up his tools and the rest of his lunch, giving a nod up to Q, "Keep up the good work."
Qwillis     Qwillis glances down to Rexus and chuckles a little. he'd nod and wave that metal hand. "Definitely. I'll be around later for my own shift even. Hope it works out well for you."
Rexus Rexus heads off to the east to work on the wall. "Well i'll be here all day iffin you need any help." he calls out over a shoulder, lugging his tools and lunch on down the wall to continue work at the furthest end.