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Steerable borescope

Posted by leadinglights 
Steerable borescope
November 23, 2017 01:27AM
I recently had a need to look under the floorboards to check on some pipework and the only easy access was a knothole less than 20mm diameter. A cheap borescope (£7.00 on eBay) gave a good picture but was difficult to manouvre to see what I was looking for. An unwound wire coat-hanger and electrical tape prove no solution so I quickly printed up a borescope steering mechanism based on what little information I could find on medical endoscopes.



There is a short video on [www.youtube.com] and a Thingiverse entry on [www.thingiverse.com]

This was an interesting project as the flexible PLA (Flexi-PLA from Rigid Ink) worked very well, being both easy to print and quite strong although it does have problems with stringing.

Mike
Re: Steerable borescope
February 02, 2018 09:55AM
That is great!


Son of MegaMax 3D printer: [www.instructables.com]
Ultra MegaMax Dominator 3D printer: [drmrehorst.blogspot.com]
Re: Steerable borescope
February 23, 2018 09:32AM
Brilliant! I especially like your jig for alignment of the halves.
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