A secondary navigator mouse with joystick and knob to make my Rhino and Photoshop work flow a little easy.
Functions
Joystick -
controls left/right/up/down panning in both Rhino and Photoshop
Knob - controls 3D rotation in Rhino and brush size in Photoshop
Switch -
a tiny ergonomically placed slide switch toggles between Rhino and Photoshop modes
Tools
Arduino MKRZERO
3D SLA printing
CAD

Ergonomically placed controls

PROCESS
I bought a tin container from the container store. After meticulously taking exact dimensions of the container I built it in Rhino and started designing my components around it. I also started out by making block diagrams of the hardware viz. Arduino MKR Zero, a rotary encoder and a 2-Axis joystick.
Arduino MKRZERO
Arduino MKRZERO
2-Axis Joystick
2-Axis Joystick
Rotary encoder
Rotary encoder
Assembly view
Assembly view
Exploded view
Exploded view
Cross section view
Cross section view
Different views showing the joystick and encoder assembly
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