Hi! I’m doing an install on a 89Sabers OWK1. I wanted to design the chassis as well as perform the install. I will later show the process of actually installing. But for now I would like to focus on the chassis design.
The hilt is already kinda narrow (26.35mm ID), but it has an internal plate for decorative purposes on the handle. Which further narrows the diameter. Thus, the chassis has a different diameter on the upper and lower half. Is that the reason I could only decorate one side.
The chassis is design to have an internal chassis which makes it easy for installation, and then it slides into an external skin. The design might seem weird, but my printer is a Creality Halot One and I just can’t get good radial tolerances unless I print the parts upwards. And since I can only print 160mm tall, I decided to divide it into parts which also reduced the printing time.
I’m far from a master chassis, but I’ve already learned to fit everything, make space and trenches for routing cable, give easy access to the installer, and make it practical for the user.
The speaker is installed on the pommel, so I used a Shtock connector, and put there an USB-C for programming and power as well as an on/off switch. The particular hilt allows to rotate a cover that would allow access to part of the chassis, as well as plunger switches which allows for easily slide in design.
I’ve already printed a prototype and corrected printing and dimensions. But I guess I will have to print a further two prototypes. I guess I’m at a moment where I would really appreciate any piece of advice from more experienced installers.