Well i finally got around to trying to mill my first ul from to fit a eblade board. Im at the end of my first year of machinist school and have some free time because i finished early, so this is what i did Thursday. I also sanded it and scraped the grips this weekend.
My goal is to modify the frame to fit a eblade board without taking off the opti switch and putting on a micro switch. The problem i ran into is the optical sensor rig is taller than an ul frame is thick at the front. So as you can see i scraped the grips out to allow what i think should be tight, but adequate clearance.
I still have a fair amount of work to do. Im going to drill holes for the menu buttons and mill a slot out of the back where the current on/off button is. Then ill get a small piece of plexi and fit it to the opening, then black it out except a space for the screen.
Also, i need to fashion a small fang like all eblade triggers have and super glue it in place. I might mill a tiny slot into the back of the trigger and make a matching male female slot to increase surface area. I intend to cut off everything behind the ball bearing on the trigger to make more room too.
sorry, that was kinda rambling. Ill clean it up later. I know i have a long ways to go but its been fun so far. gimme some feedback/ideas
day 2 of work:
I was pretty sketchy about drilling the top menu hole, but i didnt really have a choice they way i saw it. I like the idea of a plate on the back side. It would have to be really thin though since ill be doing more scraping of the grips already.
I now need to fashion buttons and make a plexi screen. The board pictured is a junker so im almost to the point that ill pull out the e2 and make any final mods (cut and resolder cap, sand board to fit slightly)
on that last note, will it hurt anything to sand the corners of the pcb board assuming i dont touch any pathways or components?
with board in
with board out
I milled a tiny slot for the trigger fang with a very small end mill
and had to make a small indent so the buttons were'nt held down. also a better view of the trigger fang