December 20, 2012 AT 3:00 pm

Accurate focus stand for Adafruit USB microscope by equinoxefr #3dthursday


Now here’s a perfect use of a 3D printer. We love the inexpensive USB microscopes we offer, but there just aren’t that many options for stands. (One that is working great but is more expensive than we’d like!) Check out this excellent “Accurate focus stand for Adafruit USB microscope” (Thing:38460) from designer equinoxefr:

A DIY printable stand for your adafruit USB microscope.


You need a little peace of plywood for your stand and some epoxy glue. ( JB Weld is good for the job !) You must glue top and bottom printed parts to the 8mm rod for a good rigidity. File end of 8mm rod to make a square and glue it to the original microscope mount.

Needed parts:

  • M6 threaded rod
  • 8mm rod
  • 2 M6 nilstop nuts
  • 1 M6 nuts
  • 2 screws
  • A little piece of plywood and a piece of wood.

Enjoy with your high accuracy microscope!

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