therium wrote:my dad is a carpenter. He's been doing this for like 40 years. I think he has the skills, but he needs the plan. I don't know if it's on the site, but i can't find it...
There's one version
in the first post
of this thread, and Rob posted an updated version here
. Would love to see a handmade version!
ateeq85 wrote:I've looked online everywhere i could for a seatpost that looks like yours but i didn't find one. what else can be used with the break lever that will fit into the dimensions that were cut out meant for the handle and what should the dimensions of the handle be.
Bike brakes are designed to fit on bike handlebars. Do you have a local bike shop? Maybe they have a piece of handlebar pipe. I don't remember the diameter offhand. By the way, I searched Google for "Kids seatpost" and this came up: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=15305
looks a bit long, but it's pretty close. Surely, there must be others.
ateeq85 wrote:is there anyway you can provide more info on the portion of the scanner with the mechanical trigger more of a break down of it it seems to be a few things going on a rubber band and how is the bowden cable working it seems to be squeezed tightly between those two pieces of wood.
i can't speak for everyone else but i joined the forum because of the abundence of questions i have i was more of a computer lab student then a wood shop one so its a lot about things i don't know but I am willing to learn, but that comes with asking a whole bunch of questions a person who is better at this sort of thing may already know .
ateeq, I am quite happy to get questions and we explicitly work to help out people who are new to this thing. However, and I say this with all due respect, the way you ask questions can sometimes get you better or worse (or no) answers. As I said earlier in the thread at least three or four times, I'm not around my scanner right now and (my mistake) I left the files for the mechanical trigger on a machine that is in storage in Richmond, California. If I got in my truck and drove there right now, it would be at least twelve hours until I could get the file. More realistically, it will be like a month from now. The design is simple and it is not the only possible design. I know you are new to these things, but if you need it right now, perhaps you could take a stab at designing one yourself, from the pictures and descriptions posted here.
Another option would be electronic triggering, or tethered triggering, which have been discussed and worked out all over this forum for the last three years, so there should be enough outside this thread to get you started.
ateeq85 wrote:Also in your breakdown of the pieces it seems this model doesn't have anything sticking out to go into the tripod spot of the camera so whats holding them up in this build
Camera tripod connectors use 1/4 20 bolts, available at most hardware stores. A bolt goes through the slot and into the camera.
ateeq85 wrote:when can we expect the file for the section that triggers the camera. and what can be used on the cables besides tape to keep the cables in place for the bowden cables to work properly i know u have a lot on your hands right now but just wanted to know if u had a projected time in mind.
I don't have a time in mind, sorry. I'm right in the middle of two very intense work projects and still don't have a permanent place to live. I'm not even in my homebase of Los Angeles right now. The answer is "as soon as possible" and also "i don't know". Genuinely sorry about that.
still no progress on finding a led floodlight with a us plug attached can anyone direct me to one or to finding a seatpost to fit the scanner i live in Philadelphia by the way so if its anyone who can aid me thats in my area feel free to let me know[/quote]