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A project log for prism laser scanner

bringing additive manufacturing to the next level

HexastormHexastorm 10/22/2021 at 13:342 Comments

The minimum viable product is completely made out of PCBs. To show my gratitude to the open-source community I added the logos of a couple projects I use to the laser head.  Source code is available here.

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Hexastorm wrote 10/23/2021 at 06:11 point

It was very easy to add to my pcbway order. They manage to get it from shenzen to my door in a week. The box now costs 12 euro. It is very accurate, snap fit and 100 micron tolerance. You can print text on it, change color and I have a similar process at home (laser cutter). The problem with my laser cutter is that acrylic is too brittle and POM warps due to heat. A more professional plastic enclosure makes sense, later on.
Also see https://hackaday.com/2021/09/15/the-many-ways-to-solve-your-enclosure-problems/

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Gravis wrote 10/22/2021 at 16:30 point

I'm a bit baffled as to why you decided to choose to use PCBs to construct a box.  It's entirely possible to get plastic enclosures custom made ( https://envplastics.com/project-applications/plastic-enclosures ) or have existing enclosures modified ( https://toolless.com/standard-plastic-enclosures/ ) for your needs.

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