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You need a 3d printer with a large print volume, this was designed to fit on the Ultimaker, but I believe the Replicator should be capable as well.
Total cost of all parts comes to around $450 (see BOM below)
- download the .stl files provided here and print them out
while waiting for the prints, order parts needed from the following BOM https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ao2v9-uDggLzdHJkRDMxcUtrTWg3ajliZVBTSnFlQ1E
this is going to be a bit of a work in progress, I am working on a
complete build log, with step by step instructions, might be a week or 2 before it's complete, check back! (the exploded view photo here should give you an idea how the pieces fit)
- follow progress on my build at the mtbs3d.com forums. http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=15247&start=510#p83258
the zip file contains the gerber files needed to make an LVDS -> HDMI breakout board, just send the zip to a place like itead studio etc. or etch your own.
- you need to print 2 of the RA_HELMET_MOUNT.stl, the 2nd one should be mirrored
There are 2 "Lens Plates" in this design, one for a LEEP optics variant for the 120+ deg fov, and another that uses 50mm lenses, that give you a 90+ deg fov. the choice is yours, if you do use the LEEP optics, read the notes below regarding the lens grinding jig.
- if you printing the leep lens holders for grinding the lens edges, you need to do the same, print 2 of each and mirror the 2nd one, for left/right lenses.
the holders are used to clamp the large lens of the 2 lens set, you then use a belt sander to grind the edges down till they are flush with the printed jig. simple..