This little guy stops the door just past vertical. Â I printed it on Rick’s Makerbot.
This switch will detect when the door is open and shut off the laser. Â Also from Rick’s Makerbot.
I put a stack of washers under the door hinge. Â When I install the skin, it will be about as thick as those washers.
After the door was done, I fabricated an aluminum plate to support the electronics. Â I cut it on the table saw and drilled it in the small drill press.
Then Darrell and I looked at different ways to arrange the electronics on that plate. Â This is one arrangement. Â (The silver Christmas bow represents a power distribution block.) Â For more about my layout quandary, see this post on buildlog.net.
Oh, and I found out I’d left out one rail when I built the chassis back in September. Â It was the piece you see here just above the power supply. Â Now I’ve used up all the long pieces of Misumi rail, so I can repack my parts into smaller boxes that will fit into the car better. Â Yay!