How to Automate a Kinematic Mount Using a 3D Printed Arduino-Based System

Luis Salazar-Serrano, Gerard Jiménez, Juan Torres
2018 Inventions  
We demonstrate a simple, flexible and cost-effective system to automatize most of the kinematic mounts available nowadays on the market. It combines 3D-printed components, an Arduino board, stepper motors and simple electronics. The developed system can control up to ten stepper motors independently and simultaneously using commands sent through the serial port, and it is suitable for applications where optical realignment using flat mirrors is required on a periodic basis.
doi:10.3390/inventions3020039 fatcat:qi4fyvzxevbinikkv7cmzazjne