2020-03-12 (Th) Electro Knife for Simulated Combat EleKSCo

I wanted to try different configurations of the handle. It had to be agile, even for folks who weren't used to holding weapons; simulated or otherwise. Someone suggested a shorter battery, so I ordered some of those.
Parts and handles

The most challenging problem was how to fit the high voltage converter in the handle. It was wider than the battery and square. I figured I could keep it turned ninety-degrees and extend a support bracket to keep it in place. Then I would print a guard to keep it from hurting anyone while it acted like a tanguard.
Sketch for bottom aparatus

The trick to the bracket was to drive long screws from the bottom into the main handle. Instead of 1" aluminum bars connected right to the knife blade, I used them at the top and bottom, and for testing, I could clamp them in place with bolt holes and spacers.
Holding the handle comfortably

The high voltage transformer also hosted the activation switch. I drilled a hole in the top aluminum bar large enough for the button. I used a 12mm tactile switch, so it was a satisfying click.
Activation button at the front

GitHub repo for EleKSco.
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
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6

Disclaimer for http://24hourengineer.blogspot.com and 24HourEngineer.com

This disclaimer must be intact and whole. This disclaimer must be included if a project is distributed.

All information in this blog, or linked by this blog, is not to be taken as advice or solicitation. Anyone attempting to replicate, in whole or in part, is responsible for the outcome and procedure. Any loss of functionality, money, property, or similar, is the responsibility of those involved in the replication.

All digital communication regarding the email address 24hourengineer@gmail.com becomes the intellectual property of Brian McEvoy. Any information contained within these messages may be distributed or retained at the discretion of Brian McEvoy. Any email sent to this address, or any email account owned by  Brian McEvoy, cannot be used to claim property or assets.

Comments to the blog may be utilized or erased at the discretion of the owner. No one posting may claim property or assets based on their post.

This blog, including pictures and text, is copyright to Brian McEvoy.