Archive for February 20th, 2018
Inside, it uses the same pushbutton and pogo pin as the pen holder design, with a similar brass tube around the pogo pin.
There’s a conspicuous lack of good wire management; we all know where those wires will snap. In practice, you’d secure it to the DW660 power cord, way up on top, to eliminate most of the flexing. Still, it wants better strain relief than its gets from those heatstink tubes.
The solid model looks like a weaving shuttle:
It’s sitting upside-down in a 5 mm brim for more platform adhesion.
The next one will have a 1/8 inch stud to fit the DW660’s other collet and shorten the top by 3/8 inch, because I want the rod inserted three diameters for stability. The bottom can’t get much shorter, because the pogo pin determines the switch-to-tip distance. Maybe a simple membrane switch will work well enough?
You can see the depression in the glass sheet pretty clearly in a bCNC Autolevel scan on 30 mm centers (clicky for more dots):
The OpenSCAD source code as a GitHub Gist: