Modular optical components
by seedwire, published
(1) an XY-stage
(2) a linear rail for translation
(3) some caps/holders
(4) mounts for rails, stages, etc.
(5) base mounting plates
The ultimate goal for these components is to enable a printable compound microscope.
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Should be millimeters... the XY stage is 53.5mm on a side and fits (with 1.5mm tolerance) a 25.4mm optic.
There are some pins on the plate (by the rail) which print miserably (apologies for not deleting them) ... and the cuvette cap (with writing on it) fails frequently.
Vz. Skeinforge settings, nothing special I think... I'm using a Rep1 dual, Sailfish v7, minimalist Mk8 extruder modification (uses a bearing and spring instead of the Delrin plunger), 120mm/s feed, 220 mm/s travel, extruder at 190C (PLA) on a 50C bed w/ painters tape. Leveled with three knobs (I removed one of the corner knob+spring assemblies to avoid the "4-points on a plane problem")
I have noticed that before I modified to use the minimal Mk8 I'd get a lot of drop out on the plate.
I tried this on my replicator 2 and it was a mess. Are the units metric or standard?
Mine looks smaller than yours. Did you use any custom print settings?
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The linear rail can be stacked end-on with two other rails by joining them (with some 4-40 bolts) on a common base plate. The base plate does have trouble printing at low infill.
The XY-stage uses four thin, S-springs at the corners which will bind up at the extremes of the translation... you can get about +/-5mm with the current design, but some diagonal positions require "convincing".
The cuvette and cap included in this build plate are from thingiverse.com/thing:33638
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