2023-09-15 (F) Weekly Summary

I want to put the compass in a wearable device for an intuitive feel. I created an enclosure for the compass but faced some issues during assembly. The drawing went through a few iterations to make everything fit. I messed up the elastic string in this one, so I will have to install a new one and add a wearable strap.
Enclosure draft

I replaced the broken string, but tying a knot in the new one was challenging. I tried two versions, one with longer sides. The loop ended up being too wide when I installed it. I want to secure the strings without creating precise knots and cut a wider enclosure.
Bead held loosely in place

I adjusted the enclosure dimensions and used brass to create a uniform axle that fit perfectly without adhesive. I wanted it to be more refined, but the project is complete, and I can now move on to MKIII.
MKII completed

I made custom sanding discs by cutting 80-grit sandpaper into circles. The prices for sanding discs were high, and the typical size was smaller than I wanted, so I measured the spindle diameter and added a 30mm circle as my outside diameter. I'm excited to use these for shaping instead of just finishing. Using inexpensive abrasive paper, I saved money and ended up with many custom sanding discs.
Sanding discs cut with a laser engraver

I designed a wearable QWERTY keyboard that was a hit at DEFCON. I'm planning a new version - a wearable cyberdeck with built-in Electronic WindChimes. It will have a caution tape theme, black and yellow stripes, keycaps, and painted operators. I'm switching to a standard offset keyboard, designing myself. It'll have a jagged line on the right side and may include potentiometers in the gaps.
Measuring yellow keycaps

I gathered components for my project, including TFT screens and keyswitches, from my inventory. I lacked stabilizers for long keycaps but found a workaround by doubling the switches. I selected music operators based on my previous project and decided to double the number of encoders and potentiometers for this new build.
Musical portion dials

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