Project update 6 of 22
Hi uSVC enthusiasts,
Great news on the 3D-case for uSVC. Stefano has been working hard to optimize and improve the design of the stylish 3D case specifically designed for uSVC while adding both functional and aesthetic features… But first things first, here is a very cool rendering of the new case:
Let’s recap all the key-points of Stefano’s design up to now:
But could Stefano just stop here? Obviously not…he’s a real DIY’er after all, besides being an engineer. So he’s refined the design, sharpening a bit here and smoothing a bit there. Here is a complete list of his additions and improvements:
Improvement to the LED’s area for a better yield of the 3D printing process;
The junction between the two parts of the case is now smoother and nearly invisible. Closing the case now relies on internal indentations along the case border which create color continuity along the external outline. This gives the case the appearance of a single block. See the picture below for a clear comparison of the new look.
Pass-through screws ensure that the case stays closed permanently (unless unscrewed, of course). While the previous version assured correct closure of the case by properly designing the interface between the two parts, the improved design uses two (out of four) pass-through screws to firmly join top to bottom of the 3D-case. The below rendering shows the changes to the current version to give you an idea of the pass-through improvements.
Poka-yoke optimization to prevent incorrect alignment when closing and/or 180° positioning errors
Do you think ALL these features are not enough? Please tell us what you would like to add and/or improve. If you didn’t order a case initially, but you think that Stefano outdid himself since the case is even cooler than before? What are you waiting for, get a case by adding a few bucks. The case will be a limited edition since Stefano will print them himself.
The case step files will be fully open source by the end of the campaign once we have the definitive final design. Stay tuned for future updates!
PS: Stefano promised he won’t sleep at night if you order more than he can handle in daylight, let’s see how far he can go! :P