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3D Printed Solar Film Holder

 
Tyguy
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Aug 23, 2017 14:21 |  #1

I purchased some solar film last-minute (on Saturday...) for my 80ED diffractor. After using a cardboard box as a holder during the event, I whipped up a proper 3D-printed holder. Here are a couple photos, more info at https://gerritsendesig​n.wordpress.com ...rinted-solar-film-holder/ (external link). If anyone is interested, I can modify the design to fit other telescopes.

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Aug 23, 2017 15:36 |  #2

Nice. Could call it "toilet seat".:-)




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Aug 23, 2017 16:08 |  #3

Yeah... I didn't even think about that until it was finished  :p


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Aug 24, 2017 13:44 |  #4

Did you drive those machine screws through the solar film?


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Aug 24, 2017 14:59 |  #5

Yes. Set the film between the plastic, poked a hole with a scribe, then pushed the screws through.

Ideally the hole should be cut larger than the screws, as the film was binding a little bit when the screw turned. It seems to have turned out ok though.


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