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Cap/plug connectors for supersafe lid- $5?
Cap/plug connectors for supersafe lid- $5?
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Plugs: Banana -> thread (to penetrate acrylic into gel chamber)http://www.newark.com/johnson-emerson/108-0750-001/banana-jack/dp/39F888  Cost ~1.25 ea @ 2 per box = $2.50
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Power supply cables/leads (Plug to socket)= $12.00 ea.
Glue - $1?
Glue - $1?
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==Built-in excitation light==
==Built-in excitation light==
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==In Box Casting==
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===Cutting Gasket Groove===
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[[Image:Open Gel Box 2.0 Grooving.jpg|600px]]
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Groove Cutting in 1/4" Acrylic, Image under [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 License]
== Time and Labor ==
== Time and Labor ==
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Laser cutter time ~10 min
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Time to cut ~15 acrylic parts: 1 hr
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Time to cut specialty parts (tray groove): 30 min
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Time to sand/drill/glue together parts: 2 hrs
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1 hr to glue together parts and wiring
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Time to solder leads: 30 min

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Contents

The box

Acrylic - $20

Free at public lab in Boston

Electrode

($100 worth to make 10-15 boxes) http://www.a-msystems.com/electronics/wire/platinum.aspx
  • Silver or nickel?
  • Copper turns gels blue


Cap/plug connectors for supersafe lid- $5?

Plugs: Banana -> thread (to penetrate acrylic into gel chamber)http://www.newark.com/johnson-emerson/108-0750-001/banana-jack/dp/39F888 Cost ~1.25 ea @ 2 per box = $2.50

Power supply cables/leads (Plug to socket)= $12.00 ea.

Glue - $1?

Power supply - $150?

Light filter system

Tiffen Glass 4"x4" - $125

Colored acrylic?
Cellophane?

Built-in excitation light

In Box Casting

Cutting Gasket Groove

Groove Cutting in 1/4" Acrylic, Image under Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 License

Time and Labor

Time to cut ~15 acrylic parts: 1 hr

Time to cut specialty parts (tray groove): 30 min

Time to sand/drill/glue together parts: 2 hrs

Time to solder leads: 30 min

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