2024-04-19 (F) Weekly Summary

I made a few changes to the drawing before I cut the wood panels on the laser engraver. The process took thirty minutes, but twenty-five of them were engraving the S-symbol. The parts fit together nicely with M3 hardware, and it was comfortable. I still want to make a second for my fiance.
Wooden enclosure

The electronics holder for my second arm brace was the perfect place to add strap slots so I could reuse my first brace. The early version used short plastic fingers to hold it to my arm, but they were ineffective. This version required two mounting holes, which I would have to drill into the brace.
Built-in strap slots

I made the last modifications to the earlier brace to retrofit it with the strappable wooden enclosure. I swapped in the USB-C PD trigger, but this time, the light blinked instead of a steady glow. My fiance and I got a picture of our implants lit by the completed braces.
Both braces lighting up LEDs

I converted my designer friend's image to PCB artwork on the PCB Dice tower. We used some bezels to accentuate some parts, and I added circuitry for three LEDs and a battery holder. There are holes to mount some cosmetic wires, but after ordering, I realized they were vias and not viable for soldering.
Elaborate back piece

I soldered three LEDs and a battery holder to the tower. I wanted to test different colors, so I chose purple, white, and green. They looked nice, but they were too bright.
Lit dice tower

I made a rubber GRANICA stamp on the laser engraver. The first time, I engraved it backward, but I got it right the second time. I made the handle by hand from some plywood, a cabinet handle, and a countersunk machine screw.
Now I can put GRANICA anywhere

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
Completed projects from year 9
Completed projects from year 10

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