2021-01-05 (Tu) Electronic Wind Chimes EWC_OST

The first time I printed keycaps, they didn't fit onto the keyswitches, and there was delamination at the corners where I didn't model printing support. I noticed that tiny resin droplets gathered in the hole meant to accept the keycap mount. Since there was little room for error, the socket became clogged.

In the model, I rounded the ends of the cross-shaped hole for the resin to gather. Instead of modeling the plus and minus symbols on top of the keycap, I modeled the negative space. By printing the characters' negative form, the resin always had enough support.

For the next set, I printed two pairs of keycaps. I oriented one set with the top attached to the printer bed, while the other had the bottom touching. There was a bit of flaring where the piece and printer met, so only one pair worked. They look chunky to me, and I will work on a prettier version.
Plus and minus keycaps

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

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