Dial Indicator Mount for Solidoodle 2
by ianjohnson, published
A mount for holding a dial indicator on to the front of the Solidoodle's extruder. It fits tightly over some of the bolts on the extruder and uses magnets to hold it in place.
See it in action here - http://solidoodletips.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/dial-indicator-in-action/
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You will need 1/4"x1/4" rare earth magnets like these - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000SQK2JK/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i01
The indicator mount is made to fit a 3/8" shaft like this one- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006YD7G36/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00
It shouldn't be hard to alter the hole to fit whatever indicator you might want to use.
Print the mount and push the magnets into the holes on the face of it as far as possible. Glue the tab of the indicator holder on to the face of the mount between two of the magnets.
Set the dial indicator in the mount and slide it onto the bolts of the extruder and push it as flush to the acrylic as possible.