There have been many requests to show the making of the new Rockchip based prototypes. So we put together a quick montage showing some assembly of the Proof of Concept prototype and the Phase 2 prototype. The Proof of Concept utilizes a combination of laser cut panels and 3D printed parts, and the Phase 2 prototype is almost entirely 3D printed. In the video that Sam (our multi-talented Designer) put together you can see our Production Guru, Darren Courtney, assembling the prototypes.
These prototypes are optimized for our tools, so they are designed to work with a Formlabs SLA printer and an Epilog laser cutter. Our goal is to do a quick revision that is better suited for FDM printing. The FDM printed version should easily fit on a printer with an 8” x 8” build platform.
As a preview of the upcoming documentation here is how we wired the Phase 2 prototype. Once we validate a few other systems we will begin sharing more documentation on GitHub including the 3D files and parts list so that others can recreate our prototypes. Stay tuned for more updates.
Mycroft Chief of Design