Making the Twist Mech / by lucas lappe

I've been spending some time working on design and prototyping the mechanism that will act as the hinge, wire pass through, magnet fixture and provide rotational resistance. There are 3 concepts around providing twist resistance, using a rubber band through the center, annular compression springs or a compressible solid like silicone to function like the Drift insert. 

Concept 1: Rubber band

Concept 2: Compressible solid

Concept 3: Annular Springs (Working on it)

Test Rig