For once, something went wrong, and the fault was not my own. Our marvellous 3d printer has had hiccups and the final pieces have come out with steps in them. Just no use. Not only is this a waste of money & resources. It’s a waste of time and a big old spanner in the works.
For the foreseeable future 3d printing may not be an option. Time for plan…. E, is it i’m on now?
A very kind donation of a wad of Delrin (polyoxymethylene, CNC, self-lube, machining material) was made to me this afternoon, allowing the pieces to be CNC’d - only problem being the machine tool isn’t small enough to cut the letters with great accuracy. Scaling the letters up would allow them to be cut properly but i feel they are already at their maximum size, making them any bigger will make it look more comic and (not to mention making the whole device increase in size) detract from their intended impact, in my opinion. Therefore this will be reserved as the absolute last resort.
I’ll maintain hope, for now that the problem can be fixed and the pieces re-printed in time.
In terms of the device - the resolved solution of the project - yeah the aesthetic might not make much sense right now, it may not be in context, thats because this device is coupled with cinematographic aid which gives depth. It’ll click. It’ll all come together. Give it time.
Tonights task: Commit to final measurements, cutting paths drawn up and get the skeleton of the piece laser cut first thing in the morning.
14 days left. Lets do this.