DIY FiberOptics Kit

DIY FiberOptics Kit
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founder: harvie
depends on:
interested:
software license:
hardware license:
status: planned

Design, make and share cheap kit for splicing fiberoptics (using RepRap and commonly available items).

Goals

  • Strippers
  • Cleaver
  • Mechanical splicer
  • Attenuator
  • Optical power meter
  • 3M FibrLok press
  • Gel/Chemical splicer
  • Fusion splicer (?)

Inspiration

Cleaver

Simple and cheap cleaving method:

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Corning, Hubbel, Rippley and Siecor are selling quite simple cleavers:

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Operation principles of automatic cleaver can be seen on this video:

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Cleaving thick fiber used by medical surgery laser:

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