2016-02-06 (Sa) ESPeri.Impass

Magnets were glued to the latest spinner. Unlike all previously printed models there was no holder for the magnets, this time they were simply glued at approximately the center of the bottom of the spinner. There didn't seem to be any upset in the balance although it was not a final design choice. Markers were added to identify one of the spinner face, red sticker, and a white arrow was placed on the lid to indicate which direction the protrusion on the lid faced.

The clearance between the lid and the spinner was difficult to gauge since it was not visible under the thick cap.  A USA quarter was placed under the base and that elevated it well but it wasn't steady. The next base will need longer legs. Another observation was that the spinner did not have much ability to wobble so the grommet should be repositioned higher in the next print.

Another base option would be to surround the spinner with a large neoprene ring and raise it or lower it to change the amount of variability. A base could be designed which would allow the surrounding neoprene ring to change height while in operation.

To do:
  • Make handheld haptic compass
  • Make compass work from pocket or necklace
  • Miniaturize
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