2022-10-28 (F) Weekly Summary

I tested some electrical components but managed to wire one backward and probably damaged a battery. Once I sorted that out, I mounted the top and bottom with 1/4-20 bolts, coupling nuts, and some threaded rods that I cut to the size I wanted.

I designed a faceplate to mount all my controls. I reused a few footprints and made a new one for the switch panel. I cut them on the laser, and the only one that had trouble was the adjustable power supply.
Faceplate in place

I finished the wiring and tested it with live batteries. The displays and switches work, but I blew a fuse when I tried to use the DC/DC converter. I can fix these issues, so this project is complete.
Power on the go

I began work on the next revision of the PoweredInlineSkates, which will have more power, less weight, and sit lower. I will miss the brakes and large wheels that rolled over everything effortlessly. I sketched my donor skates and drafted a design that attached to the two rear axles and let me mount a motor above a new wheel.
Hybrid view

I printed four copies of my template and adhered them to the polycarbonate sheet with spray adhesive. I only needed two, but I may need another in the future if I make a mistake or outfit the other skate. I cut and drilled a pair as accurately as I could manage.
Drilled and cut plates

I needed holes in my skate wheel, but my electric upgrade kit catered to longboard wheels. I cut a wooden bushing to center the parts on my wheel and drilled six times as well as I could manage. The concentricity between the wheel and the metal ring looked perfect.
Measure n times, drill once

The rest of the summary posts have been arranged by date.
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Completed projects from year 7
Completed projects from year 8

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