2015-02-26 (Th) Prismatic Stereoscopic Screen Viewer

The design for a stackable adapter was followed to make drawings of three pieces. The programming was done with as modularity as possible so measurements could be used across all pieces. The first piece, the Base piece, had the most complexity so it was created first. The goal was to have all components of the Base piece rendered properly and modify the subsequent pieces from that file.

 Base piece

When the first piece , the Base piece, seemed complete it was copied. The second copy was modified to replace the support arms with blank space. The third piece was just like the second but without a dais to act as a spacer. This last piece could have been a copy of the second piece to save work but it would have lead to an unnecessary bulge and a base that would be thicker than necessary.

Middle piece 

Top piece

The final file created was a combination of all three renderings. In retrospect there should have been only one file which would render all pieces simultaneously. This would allow for much smoother altering. If the pieces need to be modified this will be done. Mostly likely this will be the case since the long arms on the base are exactly the same size as the gaps in the other pieces. Mostly likely a gap will have to be programmed into the drawings to accommodate the fit.

All three pieces in a single file for exportation

To do:
  • Redesign part for 3D printing
  • Convert all three parts to a single drawing
  • Add a feature to increase the gap surrounding the support arms of the base
  • Print part
  • Test
  • Design part to attach to screen and hold prisms
  • Add lenses to prisms

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