After I got the R2’s sensors working and installed the hardware to allow the dome to rotate autonomously, I moved on to a remote module made by the same engineer who put together the Roam-A-Dome. The remote is basically a circuit board, a display and a scroll wheel (like on the original iPod):
I probably should’ve taken photos of the sides and bottom, showing all the circuitry, but this is the only photo I’d taken before I snapped it into the case - and now that it’s IN, I don’t want to pop it out…
So here it is IN the case:
All of the necessary buttons, ports and switches are accessible, the battery is no longer hanging free off a wire, and the tolerances are SO tight that I’ll have to pry it apart if I ever need to.
Since I already had the design loaded up on my Glowforge, I cut an extra one and put together a “kit” that I’ll send off to the designer/programmer when I can get his address.
Hey… Question about a problem I’m having with this design, and wondering if any of you have had a similar experience…
When I export this design, the “faceplate” a rectangle with a circle inside it (cuts) and then the text and logo (engraves) doesn’t get exported? The text and logo are there, but not the two cuts… there’s also a weird magenta artifact that shows up in the same area.
I’ve tried different things, even recreated the piece in a whole new drawing. Anybody else have a similar issue with exporting designs?
Apparently the Glowforge app was always putting the text above the logo, rectangle and ring - they were still THERE, but didn’t look like it on the exported file unless you moved the text layer. Go figure…?
By now you know a project is never really done… I have a 3D printer as well as my Glowforge, and the plain box, while elegant and functional, really didn’t fit in the “Star Wars” universe as well as it could…