Fig 1: Open-source lab jack
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Authors Zhang C
Anzalone NC
Faria RP
Joshua M. Pearce
Status Designed
Prototyped
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Type Project, Device
Keywords osat, open source optics, 3d printing, open source hardware, mirror mount
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
Authors Xinxu
Joshua M. Pearce
Published 2012
License CC BY-SA 4.0
Affiliations MOST
MTU
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This project is part of a collection on open source optics meant to radically reduce the cost of experimental optical equipment.

This is a lab jack, which is a height adjustable platform ideal for mounting optomechanical sub-assemblies, which require height adjustment. Later we can automate it with a stepper motor and an Arduino.

Lab jacks cost between about $30 and several hundred. Here you can make a customized lab jack for your applications for a few dollars.

For full OpenSCAD parametric files and STLs for 3-D printing see http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:28298

BOM and instructions coming soon.

See Also: Zhang C, Anzalone NC, Faria RP, Pearce JM (2013) Open-Source 3D-Printable Optics Equipment. PLoS ONE 8(3): e59840. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059840 open access