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Athena Mobile Tool Effector
Download the OpenSCAD library from https://github.com/phidiasllc/tool_effector. Please read the instructions on that page!
There is also a folder containing stl models of common tools at that location.
Materials and Tools
There are two styles of tool effector, a small and a large tool effector. The small tool effector holds the print, sprung mount and small cylindrical tool mount. The large tool effector holds the microscope tool.
- Print the desired tool effector. These instructions show assembly of the small tool effector. Assembly of the large tool effector is identical.
|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.|