2023-08-18 (F) Weekly Summary

I tried to add feedback for the compass spinner by designing wider supports with holes for dangling copper and steel ball bearings on the magnet. My attempts with wire were not successful, so I tried pointing an M3 bolt at the spinner, but it was too rigid and caused too much friction.
Trying to get feedback

I made a compass necklace for my fiance after she enjoyed playing with the "orbiting" steel bearings. I designed a support that fits through the slim-mouthed jar and then ran through several iterations to get the height right. The wood ring, which separated the bearings, had to be small enough to fit through the jar, but the steel bearings moved aside and then sprung back iunto place.
Glass jar compass necklaces

I went to DEFCON31 and tested one of my elevator keys at my hotel, which opened the firefighter's door. My friend Miana talked about her implant to access doors at work, and another speaker in the Biohacking Village discussed an implant with active electronics and a vibration feature. I also met Brian Brushwood at the vendor area and got advice from a puzzle maker about my KeyRypTex project.
Brian Brushwood of Modern Rogue and Brian McEvoy of 24HourEngineer

When applying to jobs, some ask for my portfolio. I organized my best projects into seven categories and rewrote descriptions for more coherence.

For my first attempt at feedback, I picked the compass with large bearings and ran the wire around for flexibility. The wire interfered with rotation in this design.
First try at feedback

I bent a wire into a hairpin shape and attached it to the compass. It didn't move much, so I added a brass nut to the end for more weight and motion, but it was still not enough to get feedback.
Long wire and brass nut

The rest of the summary posts 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
Completed projects from year 7
Completed projects from year 8

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