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Laser Cutter Limit Switches
« on: June 22, 2012, 03:49:18 AM »
I started work on mounts for limit switches for our laser cutter.  ;D
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Laser Cutter Limit Switches
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 09:05:06 AM »
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Re: Laser Cutter Limit Switches
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 04:23:30 PM »
Good implementation Looks solid.
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Re: Laser Cutter Limit Switches
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2012, 05:11:02 AM »
The Y Axis limit switch mount is done. I went with the KISS method, and tried not to over-engineer. The L shaped piece wedges into the left side of the frame that surrounds the laser bed. The wedge is 12mm in height, and I have the acrylic oversized to 13mm to create a tight fit. Two of these pieces are spaced with nuts, and attached together. The top piece that holds the limit switch slides over the top of the L pieces, and is held snug on the left. A rubber foot stuck under the top piece keeps the rest of it in place. I'm not sure how hard the arm will hit the switch when homing, but I'm guessing for now it's good enough.

P.S. Please don't play around or try to wire it. I have plans, and it will be done over the next couple of days.
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