Athena Fixed Tool Mount

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Files[edit]

Download the OpenSCAD library from https://github.com/phidiasllc/fixed_tools (incomplete).

Materials and Tools[edit]

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Athena fixed tool mount materials.
Materials
Description Count
Printed tool effector 1
3/8" countersunk ring magnets 12
Plastic epoxy
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Tools required for fixed mount assembly.
Tools
Precision knife
Small flat bladed screwdriver
Paper towel
Stirring stick
Epoxy mixing pallet

Assembly[edit]

  1. Clean up the print with a small flat screw driver and precision mount. DO NOT over dress the magnet pockets - magnets should fit snugly, if they are loose, reprint the part.


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Completed small tool effector.
Athena Upgrades
The mobile tool effector permits easy change-out of tools on the end effector. The following require the mobile tool effector.
Cylindrical tool mount holds small cylindrical tools and is the simplest of the tool holders, having limited uses.
Sprung tool mount holds cylindrical tools in a sprung mount for pen plotting and vinyl cutting, for example.
Microscope holder holds USB microscopes, turning Athena into a quite good 3-axis microscope stage.
The fixed tool mount permits mounting and swapping of heavy, fixed tools that then work the moving workpiece. The following require the fixed tool mount.
Micro mill spindle mount permits attaching a micro mill spindle for small milling projects like PCB prototyping, milling small wood and plastic parts.
Syringe pump mount permits attachment of a 3-D printed syringe pump for printing and plotting viscous fluids.