Tuesday, March 12, 2013

3D Print!

It's been busy around here at DT Robotics!  Since wrapping up our Kickstarter project for the Jog it! pendant I have been pondering what to tackle next.  Meanwhile the pendants keep selling almost as fast as I can find the free time to put them together and I am starting to realize a change needs to be made to them.

The big issue right now is how long it takes to machine the cases!  There is just something awesome about a pendant that is machined from a billet of plastic, but it is just to time consuming to keep producing them this way.

So I have decided to move to an injection molded plastic case.  I have been messing around with some different designs and here are some pictures of the 3d printed prototypes.

Lots of color choices!
The new design fits the hand better
While I sort out the final design and funding to get the injection molded cases done, please feel free to download the models of the cases you see in the pictures above!  A link has been posted at the bottom of the Jog it! page.  I printed these with PLA with two shells, 100% infill at medium resolution on a Makerbot replicator 2.

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