[Lab] laser mirror holders
darcy at siteware.com
Thu Nov 4 12:44:47 EDT 2010
Did you follow the ebay link I sent?
Okay, we can meet up tonight later if you want. Just send me the address at
time to darcy at siteware.com. I can probably come around 9 or just before 10
for a quick meeting.
On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 12:41 PM, Paul & Andrea Mumby <themumbys at gmail.com>wrote:
> I'm in Bayshore... My house and workshop are a bit of a disaster area
> lately though lol... I think my wife would shoot me if I invited someone in
> right now :)
> Either way, we could meet quickly to discuss your options, if you have some
> hand sketches or something of the parts, and bring along some samples, and
> dimensions, I could mock something up tonight/tomorrow, and we could discuss
> it more at the faire... your right in that there might not be a ton of time,
> but I was surprised how easily the design/testing cycle works now that I
> have rapid prototyping capability... Small parts take 20min to print or
> less, so I can easily whip up a design in an hour or less, print it, and
> take an iterative design approach to something that is normally much more
> monolithic... It wastes a bit more material, but since material costs are so
> low for the plastic filament, it's totally worth the agility gained in the
> design process...
> Let me know what your thoughts are and we can talk about it.
> I'm a bit busy tonight and tomorrow, as I also have some paperwork to catch
> up on for my home business, and some other todo items to deal with (I've
> been multitasking between print and other stuff) but I could probably afford
> an hour or so either tonight or tomorrow between 8pm and 10pm to discuss
> options. Otherwise we can talk at the faire and meet up sometime following
> that if that works better.
> Even an email with some sketches/dimensions and pics of parts and so on
> might let me mock up something quickly if that's preferable as well.
> - Paul
> On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 12:26 PM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:
>> 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
>>> 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:
>>>> Lab mailing list
>>>> Lab at artengine.ca
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