2015-07-08 (W) Automated Aerator and Laser Show for Domestic House Pets

Components for the test assembly were attached, mostly with hot glue, to the printed parts. Double-sided tape came with the convex mirror but hot glue was used so it would be removable later. Each coil was held in place by tension alone but instead of attaching to their tops, and making them flush to the surface, they were attached to their bottoms and stood out significantly. A small bolt will be inserted to hold the fulcrum of the mirror which will add a level of adjustability. Magnets were removed from the mirror then glued back in place after realigning with the coils. Long bolts were put through each of the bolt holes but not fastened yet. Fully threaded bolts will be necessary in order to tighten both ends. Threaded rods could also be used. Using three points to fasten the pieces together should allow for a lot of adjustability in angle as well as distance. Originally the purpose in having two bolts at one end was to allow the laser beam to leave via that end without intersecting a centrally positioned bolt.

Flyby view of assembly

To Do:
  • Publish stl and scad files online
  • Assemble test unit
  • Add bolt to hold mirror fulcrum
  • Test array
  • Build structure 
  • Write instructions
    • Make a linkable parts list
    • Draw schematic 

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