Cad design drawn. Laser cutter sorted. Acrylic glued. Piezo buzzers mounted and connected electrically. All really exciting. Look how the stage has progressed over these weeks;
Yesterday we worked on finishing up the CAD files for the DVD head holder and the flexure stage that will be used for coarse motion under the piezos. We also bought some foam and made the sound insulated box that will be used to shield the AFM. We bought some acrylic at the architecture department and will be going back to the high school to laser cut and 3D printing the various pieces we need to build the project.
Today we began printing and cutting the components for the pieces that make up the body and mechanics of our AFM. We visited Tsinghua High School to 3D print the casing to hold the DVD head, and laser cut the acoustic enclosure and lightweight scanner frame. Continue reading Mechanics – Update