Prologue: Months ago I danced with the idea of making OFM a product. After severals delays, parts shortage, and lockdown-part-4-Snyder’s-cut-extended-edition-collector’s-special (still going on); I finally almost finish. I hope you guys like it, all inputs are highly appreciated.
Mounted stage with large gears, brass screws. On the right is the illumination arm.
The general idea is moving all electronics to the back. Which lead to moving the illumination related parts to the mounting plate (the original one are too large and interfere with sample clips).
This is the top mounting plate. You can see the cutouts for main optic, o-ring mounts (the feet are not necessary now). On the top is illumination mount which will be bend upward. By carefully control power and speed of laser cutter I was able to made 2.5D cut.
Bended acrylic plate and illumination arm. Aluminium sheets is to control the heating area.
The slot cut is to control the bending axis. I did 2 cuts on the side which made is rather wobbly, next version will have just one in the centre and wider as well.
Close up shots on the arm and slider. Might be changed to a single 3D-print part later.
Some idiot forgot to buy correct size screws! Hence, the thick spacers. Also forgot to rotate camera mount out of the way!
Close up shot on the o-ring mount. The bottom of stage is extended 5.5mm downward (the same as feet dimension).
Please excuse the wiring mess and scrap mount plate I found. It will be much better once I got a Sangaboard v0.4 or enough part for a makeshift one.
The layout is supposed to be like this. I’m using Waveshare’s CM4 carrier to move the ports to one side and camera connector to the edge. There is enough space for accessories as well. I have not decided the details yet.