ALADDIN ‘A-LIGHT’ BRACKET (15MM BARS VERSION)
Clamps securely onto 15mm bars
Lightweight and tough. Weighs just 40grms (1.4oz)
The Aladdin A-Light is held on the bracket with velcro
This is the ‘Aladdin LED A-Light to 15mm bars’ bracket which is used to mount the Aladdin LED ‘A-Light’ onto any standard (60mm pitch) 15mm bars.
Because it is so light, the ‘A-Light’ is simply held in place on the bracket with velcro.
Gives you a quick and easy mounting point for the 'Aladdin' small LED ‘A-Light’.
The bracket angle is locked with a single thumbscrew
To make this bracket, you will need to buy all the parts in this list.
Click on each item to go directly to that part on the Shapeways 3D printing site and put it in your basket.
Once you have all the parts in your basket, go to the checkout for the total price.
To complete the bracket you will also need;
One 1/4 UNC half-height hexagonal nut (only a 4mm high half-nut will fit)
In the UK, I have found Westfield Fasteners a good source for UNC nuts and bolts and the links above are to their site.
Refer to the exploded view below for a guide as to how it all goes together.
TWO IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE YOU START
Sometimes slight 3D printing variation means that the fit of the bolts in the printed holes is a little too tight.
If this is the case and the fit is a little too stiff then just widen the hole slightly either by pushing a 1/4" bolt back and forth through the hole until it can slide easily or by using a 1/4" drill bit.
When you slide the bolts into the thumbwheels, ensure the bolt head is sat all the way down at the bottom.
Sometimes there can be a small build up of excess printing powder on the inside corners of the thumbwheel, so if that’s the case, just scrape it away before you put the bolt in. This will ensure enough room for the cap to snap into place.
OK ALL SET TO GO ………………..
1. Clip the paddle inside the lugs on the base. The lugs will bend slightly as you get the small round protrusion into the end of the paddle but they will spring back.
2. Fit the 1/4" UNC half-nut in its hexagonal hole, on the inside of the end of the paddle.
3. Push the 1/4" UNC x 1/2” bolt into the thumbwheel and make sure that the bolt head is sat all the way at the bottom face inside the thumbwheel otherwise the cap will not be able to snap into place.
4. The thumbwheel cap has 3 small sawtooth catches which latch into the sawtooth holes in the thumbwheel body, so before pushing the caps into the thumbwheels, make sure that the sawtooth and its corresponding hole is aligned.
The cap is fitted by lining it up squarely and pushing it firmly into the thumbwheel body. If this is not done squarely then there is a chance that the caps's lugs could be damaged. This is not the end of the world but you would probably then need to use some superglue to ensure the cap stays attached.
5. Finally, use the thumbscrew to lock the two bracket parts together and attach a small strip of 2" velcro to the paddle and then you’re all done!