Thought I would do a build on the RoTJ rangefinder, based on SS's tutorial.
(I will update this post with WIP pics).
This is in conjunction with adding a servo to the complete assembly for my helmet.
Using the dimensions that were given by SS, I used a CNC machine at work to make the cast clear acrylic parts.
(I work for a Tool and Die company).
Since the cutting tool was super sharp, the parts came out pretty clear after grinding them. (a little polish to make them super clear). (the yellow marks are from the paint pen I used to mark the x/y axis).
The edges came out razor sharp, cut myself handling them....
Next step is to build the actual housing.
I all ready have the Hyperdyne "SS" version of the electronic package.
My plan is to use Neodymium disc magnets to connect this piece to the housing. (their super thin). I will be using them to connect the housing to the aluminum stalk also.
I am also going to add a wafer thin piezo buzzer to make the "pinging" sound in sync with the blinking LEDs.
In addition, I am making the "green" lines in the clear part out of cast acrylic rods, so they will "glow" when the unit is in the down position. (similar to what they do in ESB-SE)
Starting work on the housing this week - should be fun!