A DIY Radar Controller


#121

How about we split the work? I can happily do the final assembly but I need to buy some clamps if I want to make the trigger and aluminium rotary! :wink:


#122

You can have my CAD files… :slight_smile:


#123

I fully understand and respect your opinion. The “I paid so I own you” attitude is sure to ruin it for you. Still I love the design.


#124

Pretty sure I can then 3D print the whole thing and be done with it :wink:


#125

@Troll If it’s not too much trouble, do you have a BOM or something alike at hand? Quite interested to see what it would cost me to produce a few sticks for our Mudspike brethren, might be a fun summer project!


#126

A what now…?


#127

Bill Of Materials

ie: cost of all of the items


#128

Bill of Kuban - wait, that’s not right…


#129

“What’s that crazy sumbitch up to now…?”


#130

Aaaah!
I could probably make one…but I’m not sure I want to know! :wink:


#131

haha, okay lets do an educated guess.

Gimbal unit 35$

Shapeway print, 100$

Switches 10$

PCB 20$-30$(depends a little on what fab is used, can also be done for peanuts manually :wink: )

Aluminium, bearing, springs and paint. 15$

And then there’s the PC connection. One could do it for cheap with a teensy/arduino clone(3$), but I think you used a Bodner board?

Add in transportation costs and you are looking at about 200$ I suppose? I doubt anyone here would be willing to shelf over that much money.

Although I’ve taken some large margins on parts, sourceing it in China can save considerable.


#132

The gimbal and stick adapter was leftover from my VKB stick.
There were a lot of VKB users switching gimbals when the cam gimbals arrived. Maybe one could get hold of a few on the VKB forum?

I use Teensy2 microcontrollers. There are cheap clones available.

And in the end of the day, there will be a lot of labour involved, that will be totally cost prohibitive.

Production will require serious planning and parts need to be optimized.


#133

Rotary encoder…

…with a load bearing…


#134

I have a hard time figuring out it’s purpose, any hints?


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#137

Is that a cap for something that you modified? Really love the looks of that!


#138

:grin:

http://www.biltema.no/no/Fritid/Hage/Vanning/Krantilkobling-2000021714/


#139

The finished unit.


#140