Just an update.
I got back into class and rebuilt the body from the ground up using tips from a private source. The body shape is now complete, including space for a cutout of a washer. This will be press fitted into the body, with one on either side. They will allow my YoYo to be well about 150 grams. A little heavy, but it will be a good start, overcoming any flaws it has with sheer force.
Now, for the hard part. The Axle and response. I have 3 options…
I can make a Starburst response. I don’t like this though.
I can use an existing Metal Bearing Seat. This is possibly the best option, but I need a good seat, so… can someone recommend one? I have one… but the bearing wobbles in it. Is this normal? Anyways, the seat is going to be press fitted into place.
Or I Can 3D print my Seat. I know it’s not recommended. But it will fit better. Our 3D printed can print with extreme accuracy. I feel this is worth a shot… maybe. Our printer is a 10000 dollar system. So… it will be fine.
On responses, I can add either a O ring, or a sticker.
The last idea is possibly to make my YoYo fully compatible with the Yomega Yomods system. This would be cool but… it’s veering away from the idea of a scratch built YoYo.
Another idea I may add to V1 is a O Ring groove in the outer rim. This will allow the YoYo to take impacts. I may add a few. If anyone has a better way to add a rubber rim, speak up please.
The Final update. Hubstacks are still something I want. Could someone please send a close up of theirs? I think its just a bearing on the main axle, with a sheath. Then its held on with a nut. If anyone knows otherwise…
I have included progress photos. Excuse the quality I had to snap them minutes before the bell.