Monday, February 6, 2017

2017-02-05 (Su) Head-Mounted Display

All the previous attempts at creating a modular rail system with threaded plastic and tiny metal rods proved frustrating. A simple idea was tested which was to simply print a large disc with room for the viewer in the middle. Once that was installed it would be a matter of gluing the printed part in place and NEVER moving it. It wasn't the elegant one-size-fits-all solution I wanted but it might work.

Instead of printing a single disc, two halves were printed. A ledge in the middle held the viewer securely. The disc was larger than necessary to cover the lens of some glasses but that would be trimmed away after it was installed.

Printed parts on viewer

It should only be necessary to attach one half of the disc but the other could be used to block light if desired. Adhering only one half also allowed the viewer to be removed without destroying anything. It seemed to work well but superglue didn't do a good job.

Superglued glasses and printed part

E6000 adhesive was applied to the glasses and printed disc. Unlike superglue, this would have to cure for awhile. A small fan was pointed at the parts and left overnight.

Drying E6000 glue with a boom-mounted fan


The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.

First time here?

Completed projects from year 1.
Completed projects from year 2.
Completed projects from year 3.



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