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Wanted: Students to make a distributed future with solar-powered open-source 3-D printing.
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Status
This OSAT has been designed but not yet tested - use at own risk.
This OSAT has been prototyped.
This OSAT has been verified by: MOST.

This project is part of a collection on open source optics meant to radically reduce the cost of experimental optical equipment.

Fig 1: Open-source lab jack
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