2022-09-02 (F) Weekly Summary

I revised the back of the box by adding a picture of the game in play and a UPC. I also changed the colored crystals, so the photograph isn't accurate.
Box bottom with game play and UPC

I kept losing track of where everyone was during testing, so I created a square location marker for each player. One side matches the HALLWAY cards, and the other says ROOM.
Front and back of card

I took a break from Distorted Mansion to work on a sporty project. I wanted to make a sail for my longboard. South San Francisco has two skating resources: hills and wind. Electric boards seem fantastic, but sails are distinctive. I mocked up an animation of how I want to deploy a couple of sails because they have to be quick to store, or the wind will blow me off my board.
Conceptual animation

The most critical piece will be a hinge between a couple of fiberglass rods. I couldn't find anything that clamped to 5/16" rods and swiveled, so I gathered some 8mm CNC parts and made something.
Cobbled-together bearing mounts

The CNC pieces didn't stay put, and I had to devise a way to keep everything from twisting out of position. I cut up some aluminum bar stock to limit the directions the bearing could spin. It also made my fingers dirty in a gradient.
Aluminum plates and dirty fingers

I put the CNC parts on hold because I found a swivel for boat anchor chains with 8mm holes. They would have been perfect, except they had a threaded end that didn't fit the rods, so I was left to drill them out. Drilling stainless steel is awful. Just terrible.
Modified (left) and factory (right)

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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