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Terra Tuesday: The Final Fit

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An update on how the Terra case is being created.

Our Mold Has Been Corrected

We talked a little bit about a weird recessed square that was placed, last minute, on our injection molded case model by the plastic case company. While the idea was with good intentions, the prevention of what they call "shrinkage", ultimately produced cosmetic compromises that we did not want with Terra. Unfortunately, this collided with Chinese New Year -- a well deserved holiday for our friends in China. Afterwards, they sent us the corrected file.

We used CTT's SLS 3D printer to print a revised version of the injection molded model. We also used CTT's Prusa 3D printer to create a copy of a slightly reduced size of our PCB. We repositioned our PCB standoffs for better fit.

Long story short: Everything fits and the case looks beautiful!

Our injection molding company was instructed today to go to full production, taking in account a matte forest green color, which should reduce the "stretch marks" on our case. To be honest with everyone, they are hard to see as it is on a gloss case. And at the end of the day, we want Terra to do three simple things: listen to our backyard, identify birds, and receive wildlife radio tags. While it should look pretty doing so, if you see a fraction of a millimeter bump around the Terra, these are the "stretch marks" we are trying to mitigate.

 I hope everyone has a great week and looking forward to the next Terra Tuesday.

  • Casey

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