Annie needed a buddy while she worked on her Fundamentals of Machine Shop homework, so I figured I could get a few things done in the lab while she worked.
First, I assembled our Eagle Eyes Antenna Pant/Tilt Kit. The frame will hold a powerful directional antenna for an EagleTree FPV system (a camera that sends back live video from a radio controlled airplane). A directional antenna great, but only if it stays pointed directly at your plane. Hence the pan/tilt frame.
Next I made a structure that will hopefully allow me to mount lights and a projector above my bed without screwing anything into the walls. The "L" end will rest on the end of a bookshelf that is already mounted to the wall, and the "T" end will rest against the wall on the other side of the room. There will be one C-clamp holding the "L" end to the bookshelf, and my hope is that the "T" shape will not allow the beam to slide down the wall and torque the bookshelf. We'll see if it works when I get back to my room.
Next up, I gave my Xeno a snazzy new paint job. The elerons are colored purple with Monocoat, the cover is spray painted green, and the fins are hand painted orange. This is a great plane, and I just got a new (non-sketchy) motor assembly for it. I want to try flying it before class tomorrow.
Finally, I was getting annoyed that I did not have a place to keep my dry erase markers, so I made a CAD model of a something I thought might work and printed out a few. They work great! A marker snaps into the "C" of the clip, and the other end wraps the edge around my whiteboard and snaps into place perfectly. The tolerances worked out wonderfully.
I think this is enough for one night. Time to get some sleep.