Got some new toys, here are pictures:
The beam combiner arrived. Such a small thing, but it should make my life easier.
Setting up the laser pointer part:
and the lens part
and aligning it… and more… and more… and more… OK, this thing takes a long time to align, but finally:
You can’t see it very well, but there are a lot of tiny laser burnt dots on that paper. The problem is the dot and the laser pointer are a *tiny* bit away from each other. I should be able to make do, but I sent a ticket in to Full Spectrum. As far as I can tell they take the same path, so the beams should be spot on unless the focus is off. But when I change the focus, the relative positions don’t change. So I was wondering if the difference in wavelengths means that there is a different index of refraction, which causes the two beams to be out of alignment. If they aren’t sick of me they will probably get back to me Monday.
“What else arrived,” you ask?
While it is true that only one person ordered dice via the Kickstart, I know if I can make them cheaply, I will get business. Note to the person that ordered if you are reading this: if I can make them cheaply, I will add dice to your pledge. If I can’t make them cheaply, I have a lot of counting cubes for my grandchildren someday.
And for those of you who like to see progress:
This is what 140 trays look like before being assembled. Well, the top half at least, there’s only 40 or so bottom parts.
And this is what they look like, ready to ship:
That’s about 6-8 orders there, and a lot of the lid tops. And a few Arkham Horror skill trays.