2021-05-09 (Su) Wearable Macro Keyboard BackOfTheHand BotH Updating the IR aerial

When I rendered all the parts together, I thought the LED angle looked steep, so I changed it from thirty degrees to twenty. I could also tell there was no way that my spacing on the emitter distance was remotely accurate. I should have looked at the entire model a few times before I printed the last one. There was a problem with the program, and when I changed the radius of the emitter holder, things got wonky. I got the spacing under control, but when I joined the aerial cross member and LED socket, part of the lip filled in, but LEDs have a flat side, so this should work.

I thought there was an error with my measurement from the LED lip, but it was already accurate. I could barely make the emitters fit into their sockets before, so I enlarged the lip a tiny bit. Another issue I wanted to tackle was making an exit from my upright for the wires to exit close to the platform. I could have made the hole a square, but I opted for a circle to start.

The most significant task in this revision was adding a socket for the IR receiver. Last time, I modeled a receiver that I used to create a cavity in a cylinder, and I reused it, but I put it in a cube this time. Like before, I put a hole at the front to limit how much light would reach it, but I worried it would occlude the sight to my fingers, so I angled the hole to match the emitters.
Updated IR aerial

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