Today We finally took the decision to embed all the electronic stuff necessary for haptic response and precise positioning inside the thimble. This was a hard choice and has required a complete redesign of the thimble in order to make more room for all the control electronics for the haptic device. This choice has slowed down our timeline for two days: one for the design and the other one for testing.
The con is a bigger thimble while the pro is the ability to change a single finger upon failure. Big leap!
While I’m writing I’m downloading the Unreal Engine. Hope to show you some good stuff at @makerfaire italian pavilion.
Embedding the control of the haptic response in the palm or leave on the thimble?
Now I’m leaning towards the palm solution in order to mantain a light thimble. Tomorrow we will check with the R&D…