All the parts were designed with FreeCAD. The stand was designed to hold a 14 mm diameter laser pointer. If you have one that is a different size, you can make two easy adjustments to make it work with your pointer. First, go FreeCAD and open the original CAD file. Next, change the radius of the horizontal stand cutout (cylinder005) to be slightly larger than the radius of your pointer. Next, enlarge both cylinders of the button clip to fit your pointer (Cylinder_Outer and Cylinder_Inner). A tight fit is not necessary. The pointer just needs to rest easily in the stand so it doesn’t move while you observe your results.
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