I’ve been tinkering and trying to work out a landing gear lever that would be a simple thingiverse download and 3D printed option for any who would like it. But I’m still trying to nut it out.
One of the reasons I chose to go with compliant mechanism is that it has a satisfying ‘clunk’ when homed at either extent of travel, and apparently you’ll get millions of cycles out of them. (the actual switches maybe not though)
for any of you not familiar with compliant mechanisms, have a gander at this amazing vid
around timestamp 3:34 is the bistable switch that I based this design off.
PS: disregard the 3 colours, this mechanism is all one piece, but I had to model seperate components in order to create joints to animate it.