To honor our community and those from who we drew inspiration, the four-bar-linkage model for the Kraken blade is shared/updated here, with the intention of distributing it. We would love for our latest spin on a four-bar-linkage tool to have as many eyes, hands, and sailors on it as possible! Please find a link below to a digital model of the Kraken Blade v6.3!
The 'freely distributed design' done by CorrugatorSupercilii, through her Creative Commons Licensed, 3d STL model, "cat claw" which can be found, here, was a big inspiration. CorrugatorSupercilii is an impressive designer, maker and advocate of open source. When speaking with her, she emphasized her love of puzzle solving and learning new skills as the motivation for her work. Her belief that ideas should "spread like a virus", is inspiring. For any sailor with a 3-d printer on board, be sure to check out all of her work, here!
The work done by BiscuitsOnTheFloor, through his Creative Commons Licensed, 3d STL model, "Retracc" which can be found, here, also provided significant inspiration. BiscuitsOnTheFloor is an impressive US-based designer and maker as well. For any sailor with a 3-d printer on board their vessel, be sure to check out his work, Here!
Many thanks to the community, both for helping us to build Oceanus Brass, and for continuing to contribute your ideas!