2020-01-08 (W) MIDIGlocken

When I reassembled the glockenspiel, the eighth key would not correctly play. I thought it might be unbalanced, so I added a counterweight. Maybe the foam where the key rests was too thin, so I replaced it with foam tape. Neither solution worked, but I found a piece of thin foam tape over the magnet, and when I removed it, the note played as well as the others.
Misplaced foam tape

It was time to reassemble the glockenspiel, now that all the keys were working. The rack I installed proved a barrier, so I cut it down with a rotary tool and a saw attachment. I would rather not unnecessarily modifying products, so I removed as little plastic as possible. I had to cut three times to get enough plastic out, and then I sanded down the white plastic rack to give myself a little more room.
Cut purple plastic
Sanded white rack

Attaching and reattaching the cover put a lot of pressure on the plastic rack, and that mounted with 3D printed parts that never felt strong enough. Sure enough, one of them cracked, so I will build a new one.
Broken bracket

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.
First time here?

Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6

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