Dial Indicator Mount for Solidoodle 2
by ianjohnson, published
See it in action here - solidoodletips.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/dial-indicator-in-action/
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This fits an SD3 if you push the lower 2 magnets flush with the _front_ of the print, and the upper two flush with the back. The new extruder has the lower screws facing foward so you need a little more clearance. A little cyanoacrylate (super glue) holds the magnets in just fine.
As for the dial indicator, mine came with a flange mount, and a flush plastic back you can replace the metal flange back with (just remove the 4 screws and swap the back). There also seemed to be a USB port on mine. Anybody work out if it can be automated remotely? It would be interesting to move the bed and measure it in real time to plot the bed flatness and level as you move the adjustment screws.
To zimmer: the lug back probably unscrews, mine did. (Mine's a Grizzly analog dial caliper, also from Harbor Freight but bought years ago for my table saw).Â It'll leave the innards exposed but I bet we could print a flat round back to protect them.Â Make it a little thick and inset a magnet into it as well (make sure polarities are lined up the way you want for the mag on the back and the one on Dialmount2! ;)
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The indicator mount is made to fit a 3/8" shaft like this one- 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.
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