SimBox NG

pit-build

#281

I have seen this before :slight_smile: It resulted in much anger and then resignation.


#282

I have found that alcohol helps in these situations.

Or try to resculpture it with sawdust and resin.

Just don’t try both at the same time.


#283

Not perfect, but I’ll take it…


#284

Every project has one Human moment. It can be expensive when it is a deliverable, but when it is yours you can leave it as a signature and a reminder. Nice recovery. Only you will know it is there.


#285

Why no ducttape? Proper aviation like!


#286

Hmm… How about some high speed alu tape?


#287

Ok, this is looking good!

Now this was anticipated, but the weight of the monitor and arm, will tilt the lid…
I have two options.
Counterweight.
Placing a steel plate on the lower part of the lid would work. This would be an elegant solution, but heavy.

I could add a strap at the bottom to lock the lid to the chassis.

Or maybe some angle locks to the protraction arm?

:thinking:


#288

:face_with_hand_over_mouth:


#289

You’re saying that this will help keeping things…erect…? :innocent:


#290

Of course! :anguished:


#291

Considering @komemiute’s suggestion, I came up with this…


#292

Look at Mr big spender over here! :wink:


#293

Well… Sometimes our techies leave the tape box unattended. :wink:


#294

The [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE] notch wasn’t big enough…! :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:


#295

It never is :slight_smile:


#296

Victory!


#297

The devil is in the details…
I had two DANGER ZONE/RESTRICTED AREA tags that I’ll use as flags on the sensor arms. Yes, I’ll probably walk into them anyway, so I made sure the edges aren’t too sharp…
I also put a PULL TO EJECT tag so I can reach the monitor arm lock, behind the monitor.

And… Last, but not least…
A real Sprängbomb m/71 safety pin to hold the sensor arms in the stowed position! :slight_smile:

One problem, that I did not anticipate, is the oculus sensor hits the inside of the lid, in the stowed position…

Maybe just make a recess in the lid…?


#298

Hmmmm…nope…I’d say you need to start over from scratch. If you send the current SimBox NG to me, I’ll take care of…um…recycling the parts. :sunglasses:


#299

A long recess made with a router would look pretty tidy if the lid is thick enough?


#300

Yes! Good idea!
It’s 18mm, so I could go 15mm deep…