Open-source mirror holder

by jpearce, published

Open-source mirror holder by jpearce Aug 7, 2012


This is a mirror holder for optical experiments.

This component is part of the [Open-source optics project](http://www.appropedia.org/Open_source_optics), whose goal is to radically reduce the cost of scientific optical hardware: by the [Michigan Tech's Open Sustainability Technology Research Group]( mse.mtu.edu/MOST).

For similar see the [Open-Source Lab How to Build Your Own Hardware and Reduce Research Costs](http://store.elsevier.com/coArticle.jsp?pageid=18200010&utm_source=Joshua+Pearce&utm_medium=marketing&utm_campaign=Open-Source+Lab+Free+Access)

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Thanks - we would love to have the help!

This is a fantastic project, I hope to add to it in the future. Great work!

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The mirror mount consists of three components: the metal rod, the plastic base, and the mirror holder. The mirror holder is not open source and is a commercial kinematic mirror mount from Thor Labs, the KM100 (We will work on an open source version later). This open-source mirror holder is designed to hold the mirror on a smooth 8mm diameter rod.

If you need the base go to thingiverse.com/thing:28133

Full information here: appropedia.org/Open-source_mirror_mount

For a completely open-source mirror mount see thingiverse.com/thing:30727

Thanks to Xin and Nick for designs.

This component is part of the Open-source Optics Library: Zhang C, Anzalone NC, Faria RP, Pearce JM (2013) [Open-Source 3D-Printable Optics Equipment](http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0059840). PLoS ONE 8(3): e59840.

This is part of a larger project to reduce the cost of scientific equipment using open-source hardware. Read more [here](http://mtu.academia.edu/JoshuaPearce/Papers/1935580/Building_Research_Equipment_with_Free_Open-Source_Hardware)


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Mackeyorama on Aug 26, 2012 said:

This is a fantastic project, I hope to add to it in the future. Great work!

jpearce on Aug 28, 2012 said:

Thanks - we would love to have the help!