the Makerlele - MK1
by ErikJDurwoodII, published
I am still working on the design of the head and tuners. Right now, to have a good gear ratio for the prototype, I made the gears almost comically large.
I'm refining the design of the geared tuner head but I wanted to test the tonality to see if I was getting somewhere so I quickly designed a test friction head and tuning knobs to try it out.
I have uploaded all the current parts for everyone to TEST this EXPERIMENTAL design! Have fun!
A couple of notes: I am tweaking the body design. The bridge is a little wonky and the transducer pops right off! I have to think that one over a bit. The bottom membrane is only two layers thin. It is tricky to print and even trickier to remove from the platform. BE SUPER-CAREFUL TO NOT TEAR THE MEMBRANE OFF!
The sound the first prototype makes is bright as expected but it is pretty loud. A good sign!
NOTE: This friction head is for testing only, it will no longer hold a tune after a while without shims or other "friction-enhancers." The geared tuner is the solution to this, I'm just working to make it a better, more reliable print.
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I create a new version which based on your two amazing parts.
Thanks for your sharing!
Have a look, please.
Hi - Just a friendly inquiry about the status of your gear head. I printed the whole thing, except for that part, since, I knew it was obsolete anyway. The print came out fantastic. I'm just waiting on the new head since it seemed like a waste to print it when I knew it would get tossed away soon, anyway.
Fantastic work, btw!
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