2021-04-01 (Th) UVLaserModule First Model

I ordered a UV laser module to help cure prints. Sometimes I need to solidify resin in a print's deep corner, and the only way to reach it now is to bathe the entire model in UV light, which deteriorates it. The laser lets me direct some light right to the spot I want.

When I was looking online, I saw expensive handheld units with questionable specs, and I found a few modules that looked promising for a reasonable price. I ordered one, and when I connected a battery, it seemed to perform well.

To make the unit easy to handle, I decided to construct a flashlight-style enclosure. The tube to hold the laser has ridges to lock into the module's contours. I added a rib on the top and bottom to stick to the printer's build-plate without supports. The square area behind it will hold a 12mm tactile pushbutton and flared cap.
Laser and switch holder

I rounded the model's edges for a finished look, but it took a lot more effort to remember all the complicated dimensions, and I would not do that for a first revision again. The button cap didn't match the hole, but I suspect that was due to an error with the printer that smooshes the first few layers. The laser module fits wonderfully, but I still need a battery compartment.
First print

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