So I've been playing with the idea of using 3d printing and my basic knowledge of stepper servos to create a fleshlight launch like device but with the benefits of positional accuracy and higher resolution control of speed and acceleration. Has anyone else attempted this yet?
The goals I have for this project are to keep it OSHW for the sake of derivation work and contribution but I'm not sure where to start with having a repository that's hardware based and not code based.
The process I foresee is creating the basic mechanism in which to mount the sleeve holder, probably clone the twist to lock idea, creating a reciprocating motion method that can handle the load, creating the basic positioning system to read to home, microcontroller and stepper driver for the servo motor, defining the positional limits, implementing a low latency protocol to pass instructions to move the motion and etc.
working mount pattern https://i.imgur.com/BynNOkO.png
Let me know what you guys think.