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Version 4.51 silicone button array development

admin | May 24, 2011 in prototypes | Comments (0)

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Research and development continues with cutting (and recutting, and recutting) the new silicone button casting mold. I’ll be verifying the dimensions tonight, but things are moving along nicely. I may be able to get one of the new v4.51 boards close to fully assembled. Which I am very
much looking forward to. The last major task is to engineer a jig to hold a dremel flex shaft that will attach to my cnc machine. This will let me cut a hole for the USB jack with precision and repeatability on the case. After that, I’ll be able to kick into a higher gear for producing units and kits. Whew!

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Fail. :-(

 

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a sea of machineable wax chips. This mold would end in disaster.

 

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Present and future casualties of my learning process

 

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Try number 3. This one went well after 5 days of chipping away at it.

 

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Smooth-on dragonskin-30, a two part a/b platinum cure silicone, in the happiest place on earth: a beatseqr button mold

 

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It. Looks. GOOD!

 

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