Tag Archives: Prototyping

Phone Locking Mechanism For FPV Racing Goggles

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This is the phone locking mechanism I’ve designed for my First Person View (FPV) racing goggle university project.  On the left is the initial test piece and on the right the final test piece.  A clockwise twist will lock the phone into position and when you want to release it, press the button and rotate it anti-clockwise.  Simples!  To use that is, designing it all to fit into a headset and accommodate several phone sizes… not so simples.

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Out And About With Proto 2

The second prototype functioned much better after the minute changes made from Proto 1.  The shots came out much better too as I gave a lot more exposure time and used 400 ISO film instead of 100.2015-01-21 12.40.50 The 3D printed tripod mount really improved stability and allowed me to angle the camera.  And I promise, once I get a half decent method of processing the negatives I will upload the photos for all to see.  Stay tuned!

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Fast Prototyping, Fast materials, Fast Learning

I used temporary methods that were adequate for the prototyping stages.

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Although the light chamber will have printed inner walls, I used a thick marker pen to black out the chamber.

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I plan to use transparent red acetate sheet for the shot number window.  Keen to test the camera and with plenty of post Christmas sweets lying around, I used some clear red wrapping from a Quality Street chocolate.

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Sneak Preview VIDEO!

The phonoautograph and the phonograph are two iconic devices that advanced the way in which we record sound. My project is based on Rube Goldberg machine, through which I plan to tell the story of the history of sound recording. In this video you can see two examples of knock-on features undergoing operational motor testing.

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Sneak Preview – Rube Goldberg Project

Here are some pictures of a “Rube Goldberg” inspired project I am working on at university.

My project is titled “The History of Sound Recording” and will have eight knock-on features that illustrate the main technological advances in sound recording over the years.  Stay tuned for the finished project.


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Prototyping My Radio Design

A brief photo-snap of the blue foam prototyping process.  The scale of the blue foam model is 1:1. From the blue foam model I realised that when using the knobs, my fingers were coming into contact with the other knob and the chamfered radio face trim on the right hand side.  I needed to increase the height and width of my design by 5mm and decrease depth/outer lip by 5mm.  Subsequently the distance between the knobs/buttons would increase by 5mm, allowing for more room for the user to grip the knobs.


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