{"authors":[{"id":"187871597","orcid":"","email":"md656@cam.ac.uk","name":"Mihails Delmans","affiliation":"University of Cambridge"},{"id":"1358900552","orcid":"","email":"jh295@cam.ac.uk","name":"Jim Haseloff","affiliation":"Univeristy of Cambridge"}],"bricks":[{"abstract":"","id":"953918954","functions":[{"id":"495607397","description":"Instructions","implementations":[{"id":"497322421","quantity":1,"type":"brick"}]}],"authors":["187871597"],"files":[{"url":".\/.\/usdata\/Device.png"}],"long_description":"µCube is a framework for optomechanics design, which is compatible with 3D printing. The idea behind the project is to create an assembly standard for designing, building and sharing optical modules.\nµCube is implemented using OpenSCAD, a programming language for CAD modelling. This allows every component to be described as a parametric model, which can be easily shared in a form of a code.\nThe sorce code for the µCube project can be found at https:\/\/github.com\/mdelmans\/uCube.","instructions":[{"name":"assembly","steps":[]}],"name":"µCube","license":"CERN Open Hardware License","notes":""},{"abstract":"","id":"497322421","functions":[{"id":"389889537","description":"Instructions","implementations":[{"id":"34248204","quantity":1,"type":"brick"},{"id":"1551263293","quantity":1,"type":"brick"},{"id":"1518975525","quantity":1,"type":"brick"}]}],"authors":["187871597"],"files":[],"long_description":"Here is a summary of the basic assembly instructions common for any µCube-based project.","instructions":[{"name":"assembly","steps":[]}],"name":"Basic assembly","license":"","notes":""},{"abstract":"","id":"34248204","functions":[{"id":"1042130891","description":"3D printed parts","implementations":[{"id":"137884790","quantity":1,"type":"part"}]},{"id":"1906698192","description":"Fasteners","implementations":[{"id":"1774285120","quantity":36,"type":"part"}]}],"authors":[],"files":[],"long_description":"µCube is a basic structural unit. It can accept up to six µFaces and can be joined to other µCubes. Please find the instruction on µCube assembly below.","instructions":[{"name":"assembly","steps":[{"files":[{"url":".\/.\/.\/.\/.\/.\/.\/usdata\/uCube.stl"},{"url":".\/.\/.\/.\/.\/.\/.\/usdata\/3DPrinting.png"}],"description":"3D print a µCube frame.","components":[{"id":"1042130891","quantity":"1"}]},{"files":[{"url":".\/.\/.\/.\/.\/.\/.\/usdata\/uCubeWhiteBG.png"}],"description":"Remove any remaining support material from the sides of the frame and from the inside of the holes.","components":[]},{"files":[{"url":".\/.\/.\/.\/.\/.\/.\/usdata\/SolderingIron.png"}],"description":"Heat up a soldering iron to 280 deg C.","components":[]},{"files":[{"url":".\/.\/.\/.\/.\/.\/.\/usdata\/SolderingIronInsert.png"}],"description":"Pick up a screw insert with a tip of the soldering iron. Make sure that the slotted end of the threaded insert is pointing away from the tip.","components":[{"id":"1906698192","quantity":"1"}]},{"files":[{"url":".\/.\/.\/.\/.\/.\/.\/usdata\/SolderIN.png"}],"description":"Gently press the screw insert into one of the holes of the µCube frame.","components":[]},{"files":[{"url":".\/.\/.\/.\/.\/.\/.\/usdata\/SolderOUT.png"}],"description":"Remove the soldering iron, leaving the threaded insert inside the hole. 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