So the strawlenoid mounting cradle that my VBF cut for me on the laser is going to work out perfectly. I sort of winged it and had him cut a whack of them without testing a prototype for fit. It’s all good. This cradle will hold the strawlenoid in place on the back of the eye panels. Much more robust connection that just taping them on as I’ve previously done. I found in run-down tests that the strawlenoids eventually wiggle free from the tape, so this is a response to that observation.
More after the break…
The cradle is just the rectangular piece. The half circle underneath was just a handy piece of foamcore to set the cradle on.
In addition to stabilizing the strawlenoid, the cradle will also hold it at a semi-optimal angle (tilted out from the panel) to give a smoother push on the eyelid.
May you all get tools for Christmas.