Submission: GEAR GOGGLES
The design consists of a pair of glasses with 2 movable gears attached by a rotational sliding slot to the main frame. This is a challenging print as it not only involves many parts, yet is a wearable product. This means that it will have to be comfortable and most importantly safe to wear and operate. The glasses were named “Gear Goggles”. The name originates from the phrase “Beer Goggles”, which refers to hazy vision due to intoxication. This is appropriate as the product is fun, flashy, and would make the perfect party tool!
The design of the product involved many joining operations and trial gear sizing. Thus, there were many referenced documents and join parts. Please note that the name of the final print file is: “Geargogglestoprint.STL”.
From an aesthetic point of view, hashtags and phrases were extruded/cut into the gears and the temple pieces. Dimensions for the glasses would have to be general such that it would fit any face as best as possible. For the first iteration, I modeled the frame dimensions on my glasses frame dimensions. The prototyping method involved multiple iterations through trial and error to reach a perfect tolerances, fill, and support.
Overall, the design was a success and resulted in a very entertaining product. All moving components function ideally and the design supports a very amusing aesthetic!