This week I made potentiometer knobs for the control panel, bent the curtain rails and mounted them to the cabin ring, and sewed the black curtain. Now, just in time, with less than a week to go until the Maker Faire, I am finally at a stage where all the parts can be assembled for the first time. And everything seems to work! :D
Minor issues to be addressed in a later iteration:
- The pyramid topples over a little too easily in the direction of the cabin. This is easily fixed by tying it down with an additional belt, but add some slits to do it more elegantly.
- When the camera is aimed at a tall person like me, its field of view almost goes over the height of the black curtain.
- The proper positions for a nicely sized portrait span the back half of the cabin, which, as I already suspected, makes the control panel a bit too far away and too low to comfortably reach for me. But let’s see at the Faire how it works for shorter people.