[Lab] laser mirror holders

Darcy Whyte darcy at siteware.com
Thu Nov 4 12:26:59 EDT 2010

I would think that there wouldn't be much time to do it during the Maker
Faire. The printing would be easy but the design (and any experiments) would
take a while.

I think the plastic cost is cool.

Where are you? If you want to try some test runs, I could drop by if you

On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 12:18 PM, Paul & Andrea Mumby <themumbys at gmail.com>wrote:

> There will be several 3d printers at the maker faire, I would bet you could
> have mirror holders made at the maker faire with enough
> bartering/negotiating lol... 1" holding brackets wouldn't take long to
> print, it would mostly be design/testing time that would consume the most
> effort...
> I'd be fine with printing them for you at maker faire for cost of plastic
> used (which would be minimal, hell I would likely do it for free depending
> on the volume of plastic). provided we have the time/resources to design the
> parts. I'm sure a lot of the other guys will have more Industrial Design
> experience than I do though.
> Anyway, point being there will be at minimum 5 3d printers, and possibly as
> many as 7-8 at the maker faire. So between all of them I'm sure your parts
> could get done ;)
> Also there is talk about kickstarting the RepRap Loaner program at the
> ottawa Maker Faire, so we will be trying to build a reprap mendel at the
> faire, and use it as a community loaner model.
> I've been working on printing parts to have at the maker fair in the
> evenings this week (just for examples) so if you have a design in mind, or
> some info, perhaps I could run a few off as tests tonight or tomorrow, and
> bring them along, get a bit of a head start.
> Let me know.
> - Paul
> On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:
>> I'm now wanting to make mirror holders. The mirrors are 1". I need two of
>> them. They should have a tilt adjust.
>> Any ideas?
>> The artengine makerbot? What is the status of that? What is the procedure
>> for booking it?
>> I'd like to try and have them done before Guy and I are finished making
>> the mounting brackets for the laser tube.
>> Here are some mirror holders on ebay:
>> http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Thorlabs-1-Optic-Mounts-Holder-Laser-Mirror-Lens-/160361359773?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item255648299d#ht_1115wt_869
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