2016-01-02 (Sa) ESPeri.Impass

Models were updated. The spinner was made taller. This will allow the pivot point to be higher than before which should cause the spinner to rest horizontally. Before, the pivot point was located at the exact center of the circle which meant it could swivel in any direction and not collide with the walls. This will no longer be the case since the pivot point was moved off-center. For the purposes of this phase it may work but the model will have to be corrected or the design will need an overall revision.

 Rotating spinner

The base was changed to have a long post and a small hole, 0.75mm radius, where the escutcheon pin (brass nail) will be mounted. The hole will probably have to be drilled out to fit the pin but the printer should print a solid form in that area instead of a hollow form. A drill bit will be used to clean out the area. Alternatively, the pin could be heated and pushed into place which wouldn’t require glue but could destroy the print.

Rotating base

To do:
  • Add shroud to enclose spinner
  • Make handheld haptic compass
  • Make compass work from pocket or necklace
  • Miniaturize
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