paul Posted April 7, 2022 Share Posted April 7, 2022 (edited) After much gnashing of teeth and sacrificing hair I've managed to spew out a 3D print for the PiCamCollimator. there is nothing like diving head first into new-to-me tech. The 3D printer has been excellent, I just need to learn what makes a good print rather than just a functional one. But still I'm pleased with my first project. After several prototype I now have something rugged if a bit brutal in aesthetics. Freecad takes no prisoners - straight forward to use it suckers you in. All goes well until you hit a bug or you want to tweak something - that's even using the recommended branch. What a nightmare, I had to scrap several projects because I broke the model doing something that seemed obvious. I need to find a better free parametric modeller. I still have to design the lid (it will be an L-shape secured to the back of the camera module). The collimator only needs power (I VNC to the deskptop and run the app from there) but I've kept the ports open for now so it can do other things if I need it to. I have to wire in the LED illuminator. With the zoom functioning it is now as capable as the commercial system. Once finished I'll post more details. Edited April 7, 2022 by paul Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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