I am a research enigineer at the VU University Amsterdam building research equipment of all sorts.
In the past I build some small mechanical constructions using Makeblock parts, but since Makeblock is now focusing more on entire robot kits I have been looking for alternatives. Totemmaker came up after some website research and looks promising for me. What is holding me back of purchasing any parts/kits is the lack of enough CAD drawings of the mechanical components.
I know you have a temporarily STL libary but most parts are still missing.
My normal workflow would be to construct a new piece of mechanical construction using a 3D CAD program (Fusion 360) and check if a construction can be build (and if everything fits as it should be), check the parts I need and then buy what I need. Makeblock had a full libary of all components which suited my needs in the past.
It would be usefull to give your STL libary some more priority to complete because for now it is not enough for me to start thinking about a new mechanical construction without the possibility of creating a 3D design first.
Hopefully you can solve this issue soon, -not only for me-, but also for any other creative mind who would like to build new constructions.
Also I think it should be a good idea to put some of the “black spider gear” into some of the Totem maker kits to increase mechanical posibilities for other projects.
Compliments for Dex for his symmetric center handle for “non-standard” angles, this sort of small inovations helps the Totemmaker system to be more versatile.