2016-02-02 (Tu) ESPeri.Impass

A small addition was made to the top of the spinner. An extension was added to the top so a small ledge stuck out like a baseball cap. This ledge is intended to strike a protrusion on the top of the enclosure although an enclosure hasn’t been modeled yet.

New spinner on right with jar in background

Some of the earlier models relied on plastic jars as the enclosure. It is now simple to print a jar but it would not be clear and it would be more expensive than simply purchasing a commercial jar. More importantly, a commercially produced jar could be waterproof which may become a factor as this project goes into later stages. Filling the compass with liquid would dampen some of the erratic movements which could result in false collisions that would fool the user.

Spinner inside small jar

To do:
  • Design enclosure based on old enclosure
    • Use a larger hole in the bottom for the rivet
    • Add short wall
    • Wall can completely surround
    • Add protrusion to lid
    • Design to fit inside jar
  • Add protrusion from spinner to intersect lid
  • Make handheld haptic compass
  • Make compass work from pocket or necklace
  • Miniaturize
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2016-02-01 (M)