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matt158 05-18-2009 10:47 AM

Input needed on a digital protractor
 
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Hi, my name is Matt, im currently doing a project for school and i need some user input on a digital protractor.

the project is to apply ergonomics to the device with out changing its size.

so what im asking is what problems do any of you see with using a digital protractor?

Willie T 05-18-2009 11:12 AM

Needs to have a wide enough base that it won't easily tip over sideways. Also a magnetic strip built into the base. Good back-lighting so it can be read in sunlight.

An added feature would be some way to read it from the end, without having to return to the side each time from a material adjustment point out past the protractor. What I mean is that if you are pivoting a piece the protractor is sitting on, you'll seldom be standing in front of the side readout when you do that. So you have to have someone standing there, reading it to you if you do not have a TOTALLY trustworthy and LOUD tone system built in.

matt158 05-18-2009 05:22 PM

Thanks Willie T! that's some awesome input.

just out of curiosity, what would you use this tool specifically for?

Matt

Willie T 05-18-2009 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by matt158 (Post 275264)
Thanks Willie T! that's some awesome input.

just out of curiosity, what would you use this tool specifically for?

Matt

Well, it's not very exotic... mostly drainage runoffs (pipes, gutters, form boards for ramps, sidewalks and driveways... garage floor setups... quickly finding roof angles... exterior step water shed deviations (Trying to read the relationship of a level's bubble to the tube lines just doesn't make it.)


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