2021-04-09 (F) Weekly Summary

The UV laser I started last week continued. I made a longer case with a battery section that didn't go all the way around, but it had a mounting hole. There was also a riser for the switch.
Now with a battery holder

The design needed a little work, like a channel under the switch so I could pass wires. I needed to expand the switch hole, but my printer added a minor error, and when I carved it out with a razor, it all operated smoothly without model changes.
Revised model

I completed the UV laser and created a Thingiverse project. I had some electrical work to do, and I modified the screw holes. I drilled them out to fit #6-32 machine screws in the top half, and I tapped the bottom half, so I didn't need nuts.
Not the prettiest, but it works!

I started a new project in which I hope to create a wearable macro keyboard. I've wanted a QWERTY keyboard that I could use while walking for years, but I don't know if I can make it work. Instead, I'm making one that can do my oft-repeated tasks, like mousing, scrolling, and a few buttons.
New project: wearable macro keyboard

After the first design, I had numerous improvements in my head, so I sketched them before I built anything. I don't know how useful anything will be, so I don't want to spend a lot of time if this is a dead-end, but I don't want to sabotage myself.
Better ideas

I modeled the concept as a tray that sits on the back of my hand. There are a couple of screw holes and a lever that curls to the underside to touch each finger. I modeled them together, but I can output them separately.
First model

The rest of the summary posts have been arranged by date.
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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
Completed projects from year 7

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