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Square Filter Holder for Open-source Optics

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Square Filter Holder for Open-source Optics by jpearce Sep 30, 2012
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Summary

This is a filter holder 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

Instructions

This open-source filter holder is designed to hold a standard filter on a smooth 8mm diameter rod. Flip stl to print.

Use the OpenSCAD files to customize it for your application, print on your favorite open source 3-D printer and enjoy. Included are the main holder.

For the thumb screw go to: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:30500

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

For an optical rail go to: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:31370

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

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

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Is there an OpenSCAD file for the cover plate part that actually holds the filter in the holder?

Sorry about that -- it is posted now

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