2023-07-25 (Tu) GrinderCompassMKII Concept rendering

I started a new model in OpenSCAD. The first module I programmed was a cap that would host support pillars and a central stabilizing pin. These features were common to the top and bottom, so I rendered both sides with one model. At the top, I added a hole where I could suspend a dangling chain, but the bottom was intact. The top also allowed the central pin to pass through so I could add spring tension.

I did not plan to model the spinner, pins, and supports but added them for clarity. I do not have dimensions for most components, but they were neatly listed at the code's beginning so that I can modify them as necessary. With all the extras in place, I rendered two picture series where the camera slowly revolved around the compass as the spinner turned quickly. The GIF was 15MB, so I converted it to a video and uploaded it.
(0:14) Rotating view - no sound

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