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Sn3akyP3t3

Member since Apr 2020 • Last active Apr 2020
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  • in Bangle.js
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    Or you use small magnets and a hall sensor to read then you don't need to have any actual penetration of the watch core hull. I really wonder if the folks over at http://www.polymagnet.com/ would be interested in partnering up for something custom in this area. Those guys over there at poly magnet are amazing! They can custom design magnets to achieve feats that normal magnets that we know today are not capable of! Check out this video to be amazed and get an idea of what I'm talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IANBoybV­ApQ

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    Got my watch in the mail yesterday! I'm gonna start creating an exterior watch core model with AutoDesk Fusion 360 which is free for personal use: https://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/fusio­n-360-for-hobbyists Make sure you meet the requirements if you plan to use the free personal license. I'm a bit rusty with modeling software so this is going to take some time.

    In the future I may be building a 3D model generating lidar scanner turntable that could possibly be used to make this sort of work easier.

  • in Bangle.js
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    @Johan_O thanks for the link. Looks like the same hardware. Something strange happened when I followed that link on my PC. Malwarebytes kicked in to let me know something:

    Website blocked due to a suspicious top level domain (TLD)

    Website blocked: http://www.dtone.cc Malwarebytes Browser Guard blocked this
    website because it may contain scam activity.

    @Gordon As soon as my watch arrives I'll start working on building a model unless someone beats me to it.

  • in Bangle.js
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    I'd like to see if the existing push pin can be re-used for the printed part, but I can see it being handy to use one of those tube screws if the pin doesn't make a tight fit or is too tight.

    Unfortunately, I still don't have my watch to get measurements as it seems that it may be stuck in the shipping center Chicago USPS due to this Coronavirus issue. Rather than endlessly asking peeps to take measurements can I ask @Gordon if there's a CAD or 3D model available for public reference to make 3D printing stuffs easier to springboard from?

    I didn't think there would be interest in this so I'm happy to have drawn a small crowd :)

  • in Bangle.js
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    @user110971 your numbers match those that @Johan_O posted so thanks for the confirmation :)

    Interesting adapter you found there. I'd like to know if the Suunto core adapter works as well, although I think I'll stick with a custom printed solution as I'm not digging those screws which I can see easily falling out.

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    I was thinking I'll try out a PETG based filament for this job since it has excellent mechanical strength, doesn't warp under ranging temps, has a much higher melting point that PLA or ABS so if I accidentally leave it in the car it has a better chance of coming out not warped, and its food safe so I shouldn't worry much about constant contact with skin and leaching chemicals. Thanks for the tip though.

  • in Bangle.js
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    Thanks! I'll try to do something with 24 mm then and perhaps failover if needed to 22 mm to make use of parts I'm getting for the Pebble. Either way probably would work, but 24 mm likely makes it less awkward with proportions.

    I haven't worked with anything other than PLA yet in 3D printing, but I don't think that's going to cut it for a custom adapter I would have to create to make this possible unless I integrate some metal bushing in there for strength where the spring bar would meet the plastic.

  • in Bangle.js
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    Thanks so much! Sounds like I'm going to have to wait on making an order for straps for the time being since none of the spring bars sold at https://www.cheapestnatostraps.com are going to work. Its likely going to need some sort of 3D printed adapter to make it compatible with a NATO strap.

    If you have a moment can you measure the thinnest width of the strap? I'm buying a handful of 22 mm straps for a couple of Pebble Time Steel watches that I'm handing over to my kids when I receive the Bangle.js and I think maybe I should anticipate a one strap size fits both watches depending on the measurement you find.

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    I can't seem to find measurements in the watch specifications. I'm planning to buy a handful of NATO straps, but I need to know what the spring bar measurement is in millimeters so I can source the spring and strap sizes appropriately. Here is the site I plan to source parts from: https://www.cheapestnatostraps.com/produ­cts/spring-bars?variant=504935013

    I don't yet have my watch so I can't get the measurements myself. Hoping someone could take the time to measure theirs and perhaps also get some attention to getting these specs added to the product's page or at least a link to these numbers from some drawing.

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