2016-01-05 (Tu) ESPeri.Impass

Modeling was done for the new spinner design.  All new code was written and it was significantly shorter than the last model. Fewer variables were necessary and fewer functions were used.

The first animation shows the spinner in the orthographic view with magnets,  purple cylinders, lowering into place. Gravity and friction will hold the magnets in place. A locking mechanism may be necessary in the future to keep the magnets in place. Glue would also work.

Orthogonal view with animated magnets

The second animation is a simple spinning motion to show the outside of the spinner.  Previously, the spinner was based on a spherical design and the working parts were subtracted (difference()) from it. This design is based on a cylinder but parts are subtracted in a similar way.

Rotation to show the outside of the spinner

The last animation was to show the bottom and inside of the spinner. The shape of the hole in the bottom was the same keyed design used last time but now the magnets are able to touch the post when facing north or south.

Rotation to show bottom and inside of spinner

To do:
  • Make handheld haptic compass
  • Make compass work from pocket or necklace
  • Miniaturize
The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.

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Completed projects from year 1.
Completed projects from year 2

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2016-01-04 (M)