H2X wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:33 pm
Jaymos wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:07 pm
H2X wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:36 pm
What's there for the magnet to cling to? The original DM42 faceplate?
Yes, the original marked steel plate.
Shame. Is it possible to get material with a stronger magnet? Or is the original plate not magnetic enough?
For permanently repurposing DM42, gluing might be an option. Or maybe SM might be interested in embedding magnets or better magnetic material in future hardware versions to support magnetic plates?
It depend how much in a hurry are you. I think it will be gluable.
The next template will have the tabs cut and fitted, as Inautilus proposed. I am not too worried. Trust me, once a template is on the real medium, with real buttons sticking out, we WILL change small things - and probably many small things. That is my experience.
For future, remember, my steps are: first
a template that can be easily made, easily fitted, making the DM42 does what it should. Second option is the template SM's Michael referred to last year. Second
, once we have a layout that works, we'll go to him. I trust Dani will volunteer to go see him. But it is very important to first make these first templates, fit them, and collectively decide how it should be improved. That needs to be on SM's inventory to sell. He is willing to do that. Then
, we make a real calculator. Once the template is proven, we go to Michael and have those steel plates made and real calc's sold.
Edit: Sent too quick.
The first thing is to get the DM42's out there usable. Then perfect the layout over a few months and make a proper calculator.