Accurate focus stand for Adafruit USB microscope

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Accurate focus stand for Adafruit USB microscope by equinoxefr Dec 19, 2012
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A DIY printable stand for your adafruit USB microscope.


You need a little peace of plywood for your stand and some epoxy glue. ( JB Weld is good for the job !)

You must glue top and bottom printed parts to the 8mm rod for a good rigidity.
File end of 8mm rod to make a square and glue it to the original microscope mount.

Needed parts:

M6 threaded rod
8mm rod
2 M6 nilstop nuts
1 M6 nuts
2 screws
A little peace of plywood and a piece of wood.

Enjoy with your high accuracy microscope !

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Thank you, you saved Christmas for my son - as the stand that comes with the microscope was not really usable, your design came as a relief. It was quick and easy to print and all the parts fit well. The only modification I did was tapering an M3 thread into the front face of the strut for connecting the microscope bracket. That way, I didn't have use adhesive for the bracket that comes with the microscope and could attach it with an M3 screw. Again, thank you very much.

What are all of these extra parts you are using? There are 2 wood screws on the bottom, I'm guessing a machine screw to tighten onto the 8mm rod mount in the middle, simple enough-

but the top/handle portion, it looks like you have two lock nuts against each other, but I'm assuming that is false. Does the threaded rod go all the way up into the circular handle portion? Is that a nylon spacer with the rod inside, or on top of something else?

I love the design, maybe you would get more support if you provided clear list of materials and instructions. :)

I originally assumed the lock nut would be inside the circular handle portion, but now that I'm building it, I see that I'll have to make something else myself.