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Case, Sensor Base & Cover for Hyperion Argentum Laser Power Meter LPM for sale

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I designed a case, sensor base, and cover for my 15W Hyperion LPM.
I decided to make more and sell them.
Here are the listings on eBay if your interested in purchasing one. They offer many benefits to tidy up the LPM and make it easier to use and store the sensor.
There are 4 color combos for now.

ebay item 233452841689
ebay item 233452874935
ebay item 233452881011
ebay item 233452898919

Sorry, I cannot post direct links because I do not have 20 posts. You can just search the item number on eBay.

You will receive an assembled case as shown in the first 6 pictures of the listings. The other pictures are shown to display the final assembly once you add your Hyperion LPM board, sensor, and 9V battery (items not included).

This now includes a drop over adapter for the short switches used on the older red boards! This kit will fit the white long switch boards or the short switch red boards. See the instructions link below.

The case will come assembled as shown in the first 6 pictures.
The case assembly is built using all the parts shown in the last picture.
This case assembly offers these great features:
-Allows easy replacement of your 9V battery with no screws
-Easy assembly (only 2 screws)
-Power switch so you do not have to disconnect the battery or cable each use
-An external power supply can still be used by simply disconnecting the pigtail and plugging in your external power source
-Bigger buttons to ease usage
-Protective cover for your sensor
-Easier compact storage of the LPM and sensor
-Sensor stand makes it easier to set the sensor anywhere needed.
-Easier transportation due to everything being in one case
-Higher quality hard plastic battery connector

Directions for installing your Hyperion LPM board and sensor:
  • 1) Remove the two screws from the bottom with a #2 phillips screwdriver
  • 2) Remove the faceplate
  • 3) *Optional Step* - Drop the switch adapter over your switches if you have a red board with short switches
  • 4) Drop your Hyperion LPM board into the base (Hyperion LOM board not included!)
  • 5) Reinstall the face-plate of your Hyperion board making sure everything lines up
  • 6) Reinstall the two #2 phillips screws. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
  • 7) Press the sensor base onto the two studs coming out the bottom of your sensor. The indention of the base should be installed towards your sensor to allow the wires clearance. (Sensor not included!)
  • 8) Plug the sensor into the board on the left side
  • 9) Set the assembled sensor base in the left pocket of the main assembly and coil the wires on the right side of the sensor in that area
  • 10) Slide the sensor cover over and snap it in place. BE SURE NOT TO PINCH THE WIRES WHEN INSTALLING THE COVER OR YOU MAY DAMAGE THEM!
  • 11) Install the battery by removing the battery cover. You should be able to apply a small pressure to the tab with your fingernail and pull out. Connect the battery to the battery connector. Slide the battery into the case. Reinstall the battery cover by putting the left side tab in the slot and then press it closed. The top tab should go above the battery. This keeps the battery from bouncing around and hitting the Hyperion board.
Copy and paste this link into your browser address bar for a PDF of installation instructions with pictures. Sorry, you will have to put www. at the beginning because I do not have enough posts on this site to make a link.

dropbox.com/s/pcmg2hifhovvoim/Case%20Assembly%20Instructions%20for%20Hyperion%20Laser%20Power%20Meter%20.pdf?dl=0

The plastic items are 3D printed using a high quality 3D printer, but you will still see layer lines and the normal aspects of a 3D printed part.
If you have any questions at all, please ask before purchasing.

Thank you!
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Shmackitup

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I designed a case, sensor base, and cover for my 15W Hyperion LPM.
I decided to make more and sell them.
Here are the listings on eBay if your interested in purchasing one. They offer many benefits to tidy up the LPM and make it easier to use and store the sensor.
There are 4 color combos for now.

ebay item 233452841689
ebay item 233452874935
ebay item 233452881011
ebay item 233452898919

Sorry, I cannot post direct links because I do not have 20 posts. You can just search the item number on eBay.

You will receive an assembled case as shown in the first 6 pictures of the listings. The other pictures are shown to display the final assembly once you add your Hyperion LPM board, sensor, and 9V battery (items not included).
Please make sure you have the version of Hyperion LPM board that is shown in the pictures or this case may not work for you! This is the currently sold version board at the time of this listing.

The case will come assembled as shown in the first 6 pictures.
The case assembly is built using all the parts shown in the last picture.
This case assembly offers these great features:
-Allows easy replacement of your 9V battery with no screws
-Easy assembly (only 2 screws)
-Power switch so you do not have to disconnect the battery or cable each use
-An external power supply can still be used by simply disconnecting the pigtail and plugging in your external power source
-Bigger buttons to ease usage
-Protective cover for your sensor
-Easier compact storage of the LPM and sensor
-Sensor stand makes it easier to set the sensor anywhere needed.
-Easier transportation due to everything being in one case
-Higher quality hard plastic battery connector

Directions for installing your Hyperion LPM board and sensor:
  • 1) Remove the two screws from the bottom with a #2 phillips screwdriver
  • 2) Remove the faceplate
  • 3) Drop your Hyperion LPM board into the base (Hyperion LOM board not included!)
  • 4) Reinstall the face-plate of your Hyperion board making sure everything lines up
  • 5) Reinstall the two #2 phillips screws. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
  • 6) Press the sensor base onto the two studs coming out the bottom of your sensor. The indention of the base should be installed towards your sensor to allow the wires clearance. (Sensor not included!)
  • 7) Plug the sensor into the board on the left side
  • 8) Set the assembled sensor base in the left pocket of the main assembly and coil the wires on the right side of the sensor in that area
  • 9) Slide the sensor cover over and snap it in place. BE SURE NOT TO PINCH THE WIRES WHEN INSTALLING THE COVER OR YOU MAY DAMAGE THEM!
  • 10) Install the battery by removing the battery cover. You should be able to apply a small pressure to the tab with your fingernail and pull out. Connect the battery to the battery connector. Slide the battery into the case. Reinstall the battery cover by putting the left side tab in the slot and then press it closed. The top tab should go above the battery. This keeps the battery from bouncing around and hitting the Hyperion board

  • Copy and paste this link into your browser address bar for a PDF of installation instructions with pictures. Sorry, you will have to put www. at the beginning because I do not have enough posts on this site to make a link.
  • dropbox.com/s/r5waqkw5k913trf/Case%20Assembly%20Instructions%20for%20Hyperion%20Laser%20Power%20Meter.pdf?dl=0
The plastic items are 3D printed using a high quality 3D printer, but you will still see layer lines and the normal aspects of a 3D printed part.
If you have any questions at all, please ask before purchasing.

Thank you!
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Does this fit the new version or just the old one? The new one has taller buttons.
 

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*EDITED*

This now does work with the red boards with the short switches! I have designed an adapter and include it with the kit.
 
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This fits the one currently being sold with the long buttons. See attached picture.

I do not have one of the old boards or I could probably make some simple changes to accommodate that one also. If there is interest and someone wanted to send me an old one to borrow I could probably accommodate it.
I'm sitting on like 30 of the new LPMs. I'm definitely interested in the case.
 

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I find the price of the case alone costs
a bit more than the LPM was priced at.

Jerry
 

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I find the price of the case alone costs
a bit more than the LPM was priced at.

Jerry
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Your calculator may be faulty or a button was pressed incorrectly?
The Hyperion LPM is currently $175 to $225 shipped depending who you purchase from. The case assembly likely takes longer to make than the LPM due to all the printing.
It is not a store bought project case with some holes poked in it. It takes a long time to print the parts. The design time alone will never be recouped. A lot of thought, CAD time, and many prototypes went into it. Even the way the battery wires go into the case was thought out. The wire has a place to go as it slides in. Unlike many 9 volt devices where the wire has to be bunched up just right to get the door closed :)
It's a loss as far as making money for time spent goes. I just figured since I put so much time into making and designing myself one that I would offer it to others.
I like this LPM better than the other low cost options that I researched. It just needed a nice case. Most of the other low cost options look like homeade radioshack hobby cases.
Unfortunatly, this will never be molded and mass produced. The wiring has to be hand trimmed, heat shrinked and soldered as well.
I print each part one at a time to reduce print quality issues when the hot end hops from part to part each layer. I might not do it this way if this was a high volume item, but it's a super small market.
However, if you think it is too high and money is tight, I will sell you one cheaper to try out if you need? I would also be happy to hear what you think the case should cost as long as you think about what it takes to actually make it and design it? Unless your just bashing to promote another product?
I am not doing this to make a living or anything, I just thought it might help others and I could recoup a little money for the time spent and materials. There will never be enough volume to justify the overall project from a business standpoint. It would be ludicrous to think that this is a profitable endeavour.
There is just no way to make a nice case for these low cost, low volume things for pennies (no matter who makes the LPM). The sales would never support a single molded part or mass production methods to be utilized. 3D printing is the only way and it is slow. CNC cut would cost way more.
So, an off the shelf mass produced hobby box is a cheaper way, but you have to compromise function and aesthetics.
I guarantee even at minimum wage no one is designing and making their own case more economically than buying this one though.
There is a free case design offered, but it does not offer much more than protection for the PCB and you still need to 3D print it. That is always an option for people, and of course the LPM works fine with no case.
I would also offer to design and print cases for other LPMs if you have the need.
One thing I would like to do is sell some of my 3D models (at a much lower cost) and let people print and build their own. However, there is not really a way to do this because people would then just give the files away. I may see about putting them up on a print service if I ever get time. However, I have a bunch of other things to do. This case actually side tracked me longer than I anticipated...
 

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This kit now includes an adapter for the red boards with the short switches! A member here was kind enough to test it for me and said it works well.
Here is a photo shopped picture I made to show how it drops over the short switches. It has also been added to the work instructions in the first post. I updated the eBay adds in the first post. I still don't have enough posts to use a link :)
 

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I added a link to your ebay listing on my ebay LPM listing.
 

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Thanks for the links.
I added a link within my eBay adds for the board and sensor as well.
 




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