Pledge leader: Tom Hodder
We have a Dremel press, and a bunch of accessories, but apparently no working Dremel at the moment.
I saw a thread on the mailing list, and someone asked me down in the workshop, where we keep the Dremels now. It seems a pretty important bit of kit for certain projects, especially if you are making PCBs, so I am starting a pledge to get another one.
- Drilling pcb holes
- Finishing cylindrical holes in 3d printed objects (for bolts and rods etc)
- Removing support material from 3d printed parts
- For detailed work, e.g. polishing
- Light cutting with disk
Given they are a fairly lightweight bit of kit for the sort of use the hackspace is likely to put it to, I am open to suggests on which model and (alternative) brand might be best for the purpose. I've kicked off the pledge with £20
See What to use for PCB Drilling?, Electro Tech forum.
- £75 - Dremel 4000-1/45 Corded Multitool (175 W), 1 Attachment, 45 Accessories.
- £100 - Proxxon Micromot 50/E drill/grinder set with power supply and drill stand MB 140/S. See Drill stand review: Dremel 220-01 vs. Proxxon Micromot MB 140/S
Approximate target: £75
Total pledged: £35.00
Once the pledge has been met please pay your pledge amount into the Hackspace account with ref DREMEL2015 then add "paid" next to your name below.
Total paid: £0
- Equipment/Shapeoko2, which can be programmed to do exactly what we need with much better precision. <-- this assumes the only use case for the dremel is for pcb drilling, or other very light CNC milling/drilling. However another good use for a dremel is for finishing of 3d printed parts. Especially ones that have cylindrical holes for rods and bolts.. Here is an example of a build of the openpump.org which required lots of dremelling to fit together... Openpump build video