Old 11-27-2007, 06:50 PM #17
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examples

20k scanner, TTL so only 7 colours and only 50mw of blue

1400

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NFI-Super-7-41...QQcmdZViewItem


this one is pretty good though

100mw of blue, 30k scanners, only down side s its TTL so only 7 colours

1600

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-30KPPS-500...QQcmdZViewItem


this one is very over prices

2700

30k scanners, but the blue is very under powered and its TTL so only 7 colours

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-1-2-Watt-R...QQcmdZViewItem


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Ok, this housing is going to be a bigger problem then getting parts!

Maplin are insisting that the boxes you linked me to are the bigest they have, no bigger. Google isn't really much help on this...
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nothing relating to scanners and laser is cheap.
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Get some 1-3mm aluminium sheet (depending on how rigid you want it to be), and some aluminium 90 deg channel. I'd get a good 10-12mm slab for the base plate, so you can tap threads into it to secure parts at a later date.
Then buy/borrow/steal/craft/conjour a pop rivet gun, drill a few pilot holes, and rivet the thing together.
Then, you can make it any size you need!

Well... that's what I'm going to do :-)
I want my scanner housing to look like my Lian-Li PC case, but I couldn't take a knife to that even if you paid me ;D

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Aluminium-Plat...QQcmdZViewItem


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/405-x-350-x-8m...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Hand-RIVET-GUN...QQcmdZViewItem

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I am hoping I wont have to resort to that... I dont have the time ot equipment tobuild my own housing. Problem is I don't want my scanner to look like a home made one... I know in a dark room full of smoke you dont see the housing, just the lasers, but I still want it to look reasonably good.
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