• The bits.

    Daren Schwenke08/06/2018 at 10:00 0 comments

    So far I've only generated the replica buttons and the blade tip for the 3D printed parts, but they turned out nice...

    Somewhere along the line I also generated screen accurate grips and I have the sliced gcode from it, but I don't seem to have the STL's or the OpenSCAD source code for that anymore.  :(

    Snaps together, retains the moving button between the two parts, is printable flat, and is accurate enough.

    The bottom sticks out a bit when pressed so I can use it to trigger a microswitch in the body parts later.

    The tip is a press fit for the polycarbonate tubing I have for the blade, and has a hole to allow air to move through if I end up needing that.  I have 4m of LED strips in my blade, so I might.

  • A photo!

    Daren Schwenke10/04/2017 at 19:14 0 comments

    Took the time to add a photo of the mostly completed body.

    It was made from 2 sink extension tubes, some square stock, a drywall mud tray, and a few 3D printed bits.  Total parts cost so far ~$20.

    The only batteries I have suitable to power the 12v blade are 18650's but using those without a DC-DC boost converter doesn't leave a whole lot of space for the crystal chamber.

    On hold for now.

  • I'm terrible

    Daren Schwenke08/24/2017 at 02:09 0 comments

    The blade and body are done, and I haven't posted a single update.  

    I have a multitude of pictures, a couple how-to videos and I've started on the code.

    The same goes with three other concurrent projects all of which are nearing completion. 

    I need a publicist, or at least more self discipline.