2022-07-15 (F) Weekly Summary

I softened my plastic brace with a heat gun over a cardboard tube approximately the same diameter as my forearm. When it cooled, I placed it on my arm, which fit nicely. Unfortunately, the placement was all wrong when I tried to connect the white plastic gauntlet.
Heat gun on Kydex

I added buckles and elastic straps that went all around my arm. I added loops of magnet wire and held them in place with spiral wrap while I glued the conductors. It'll take seventy-two hours to dry.
Straps and wires on the hoop

The straps are time-consuming to sew by hand, so I redesigned the loop holder to use strings. I kept the dimensions, although I'm not trying to interface with the plastic gauntlet, so I could have placed the holes anywhere.
This one uses elastic strings

I rewired the inverter to run a headphone socket and put plugs on the included coil and my brace's wires. Everything is wearable, but I want a way to activate the inverter by turning my arm.
The coil works

Another look I wanted was a sleeve with a hole over the implanted LEDs. I made a circle of glue on a sunblocking sleeve and cut it out. The hole was too big, but I can make another attempt.
A cut up sleeve

I cut up a second sleeve, but I was more careful. The hole was torpedo-shaped, so it would be almost circular after my arm stretched it out. I pushed the exciter coil under the fabric and lit up my arm.
The coil hides under the sleeve

The rest of the summary posts 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
Completed projects from year 7
Completed projects from year 8

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