Build Instructions v13.04
Index -- Intro | Building | LasaurApp
Before starting a build make sure to read the System Overview and Getting Started guide. Also familiarize yourself with the BOM. After ordering and receiving the parts it's build time!
- CAD model (exclusive to beta supporters)
- BOM (by subsystem view)
- Lasersaur mailing list
(both for questions and searching previous discussions)
- metric hex keys (preferably ball-point)
- screw drivers: medium sized Phillips, small flat head
- pliers and side cutter
- utility knife
- metric caliper and ruler
- soldering iron
- hot glue gun
- heat gun
- power drill and drill bits: M3, M5, M6, M16 (next imperial sizes are ok)
- countersinking bit (90deg)
- digital multimeter (measuring current, connectivity)
- Dremel (optionally)
- Follow the CAD model. It's most up-to-date. Images have a tendancy to be outdated.
- In the CAD model use the Distance/Measurement tool to get all the positional specs you need. If you are using FreeCAD here is brief starter guide.
- Use the BOM's by-subsystem view to get details on the parts.
- Think ahead when planing the next steps and familiarize yourself with all the parts (esp. screw sizes).
- Try to keep frame tolerances under 0.5mm (0.02") and build on a flat surface.
- T-slot nuts (post-assembly nuts) may turn in the slot while tightening. By loosening and re-tightening this can be prevented. It takes a couple of minutes to get the hang of this.
- Tighten frame screws well but not brutally tight. To figure out the maximum force try braking a nut by over-tightening.
- Any screws attaching acrylic parts must be lightly tightened. Otherwise the acrylic will crack (either right away or after some time).
- When you run into problems consult Lasersaur mailing list. A good description of what you need help with (possibly also some images) will go a long way for getting good answers.
11. frame panels