I'm not fond of doing this, but I understand the needs of others goes beyond what I want to do. I'm still working on the defroster vents project. I have a set of fantastic vents dissembled into the halves and I've painted them a matte green to help with scanning. I purchased an Einscan SE 3D scanner about a month ago. It's a great tool and I like using it... but there is a steep learning curve. I've spent well over a dozen hours on just one half of the passenger side vent... and I still don't have a usable 3D scan. The problem has to do with discrepancies when I'm doing a 360° scan. If there is a problem, I have to start over. I've realized that in order to do this, at least for the passenger side vent due to its particular size, I'll have to manually do 360° scans. It's a PITA. The scanner is fantastic but it's still limited in how it understands an object. I've learned more about how this 3D scanner works and working with it will require a lot of time.
Because I know and understand that many desperately want replacement defroster vents as soon as possible... I've conceded the fact that my time frame might not be fast enough for everyone else. So, I'm holding this vote. I will send OGTS my fantastic set of vents, ready to be scanned by whoever they choose, and turn over the future of this project to OGTS if that is the desire of the forum and facebook. I still would love to see this through and I want to make it all work. Due to my job consuming vast amounts of my time and a particular individual being rather vocal about his displeasure of not having vents despite the fact that they haven't been reproduced in over 40 years, I'm willing to let all of you decide the future of this venture. I've already done a lot of work to try and move forwards, but I also know OGTS is waiting to see what becomes of my efforts. My goal was to see a set of vents sell and ship for less than $100. In my opinion, turning over the project to OGTS will likely require that price to double. It's a reality of the complexity of the vents.
At all times, I want what is best for the Opel community. So, I need your input. The vote will be anonymous. If I was to turn over the project to Gil, I would imagine roughly a year before anyone had vents. If I kept at it, I cannot specify a time frame but only my desire to accomplish whatever I can over the coming summer break from my work. Both solutions would use injection molding. This hasn't been an easy decision and I still have a use for the injection molding machine I've been working on. So, decide for yourself what you're wanting to see happen. I will not be disappointed in either outcome, there are pros and cons to both sides of this for me. I will still support the development of the vents in either outcome, as I'll still be happy to provide Gil with one of the best set of vents you'll ever find and I'll still provide my professional input on what needs to be done. As I've mentioned multiple times, there are some serious design flaws that need to be dealt with. The poll will close in 14 days, at which time I will agree with whatever the democratic vote decides.
Also, in the spirit of being up front and honest with all of you, while I believe I could pull this off there is a part of me that would be happy to shift this over to OGTS. Within the next year and possible half a year, I'm looking to buy my first house and once I do, I'd have a greater ability to pursue projects. With this in mind, it could be in excess of a year before I'd have a production-ready solution. When all this started, OGTS was tied up in other investments. That is less of an issue now from what I understand.