With the expo in a little over a week I have been moving beyond prototyping. I have been making my designs with cardboard to prototype. This week my head pins finally arrived and I cut my designs out of acrylic. I have also determined that I will be cutting scrapbook paper using the laser cutter to add color to the back of the clear gears.
Issues that need attention this week:
- Cut holes to actual size of head pins (specs said they were .04 in acutally .0275 in)
- Redesign base mount to account for material loss
- Attach paper to back of the gears
I am so far pleased with the design, but it needs some slight adjustments so that the gears turn more easily. They are misaligned enough to need some simple adjustments. In the pictures shown the head pins are not finalized, but merely holding the gears in place.