Research Day/ Dice
Today I went to Chinatown (where all of the best building/ specialty supply stores are) and did lots of research on my wheel. I went to a motor store, and learned a bit about electronics and motors. I’m looking into getting a 12V 5000 rpm DC motor to run the RG-0108 (naming system i’m considering for the products—in this case meaning Random Generator/one wheel/ eight inch diameter). I also went to military surplus stores, art stores, canal plastics, and lighting stores looking for ideas and trying to find parts. Between this and all of my internet research, I have a better grasp on what will work and what wont, and now im going to get to work. I think im going to abandon the aluminum case idea for a nice wooden case, they just dont seem to be accessible in a way that will work for me.
Ive got the logistics of the mechanical building I need to do 75% figured out; I still have a lot of design work to do. Thats my next step. I picked up a circular protractor for designing wheel placards by hand, and Im going to jump right into some logo/ type work.
Also, my dice are in.
here are my favorites:
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