Fully Printable Digital Microscope Stand 2.0 - Petite Layout

A fully printable microscope stand for a particularly common line of inexpensive digital microscopes (Small Size)


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Based on my own design which is in turn based on https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2398466 with the rack fitting replaced with the one from https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2610259. I found the original fitting which used the gimbal supplied with the unit to be both too prone to unintentional movement and also too far forward thus poorly utilizing space on the platen. Then I further reduced the length of the hub and rack/mount assembly to make the unit even smaller front to back. The goal is to produce a smaller unit that is easier to work with.

The microscope in question goes by many brand names at many shops, but it's a distinctive shape and is always 3.6 Megapixels. 2 Examples Below.



Materials and methods

Printer: Prusa i3 Mk3
Filament: MakerGeek Raptor PLA
Notable Settings: No supports, no raft, hexagon fill, 0 bottom layers, 20% infill
Post-processing: Fill the base with sand and cover with resin to weight the apparatus if desired.

All other parts:
Printer: Prusa i3 Mk3
Filament: MakerGeek Raptor PLA
Notable Settings: Supports, 1 layer bottom raft, 30% infill.
Post processing: If intending for solder usage I recommend using a high-temp filament and also heat-reflective materials such as heat reflective tape and soldering tiles.



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