Open-source fiber optic holder

by jpearce, published

Open-source fiber optic holder by jpearce Aug 9, 2012


This is a holder to attach a fiber optic cable to a 8mm smooth rod for optical experiments.

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

For similar see the Open-Source Lab How to Build Your Own Hardware and Reduce Research Costs

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The fiber optic cable is placed within the holder is held in place with a set screw.

Use thumb screw from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:30500 to attach it to an 8mm smooth rod.

Full information here: http://www.appropedia.org/Open-source_fiber_optic_cable_holder

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. 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