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Teardown of a Mantis-1 from Vision Engineering

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sixtimesseven:
Today I disassembled the Mantis-1 (I guess) which I got for cheap from a dental shop for cheap.
Had a lot of dust inside and I wanted to disconnect the fan and put GU-4 LED's in.

hulk69:
Really it looks like there is not much to it... 2 mirror a lens...

thm_w:

--- Quote from: hulk69 on August 31, 2021, 02:35:46 pm ---Really it looks like there is not much to it... 2 mirror a lens...

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Had no idea these were so basic inside, the optics look relatively simple and available too. Why hasn't anyone cloned this design yet?

sixtimesseven:

--- Quote from: thm_w on August 31, 2021, 09:02:02 pm ---
--- Quote from: hulk69 on August 31, 2021, 02:35:46 pm ---Really it looks like there is not much to it... 2 mirror a lens...

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Had no idea these were so basic inside, the optics look relatively simple and available too. Why hasn't anyone cloned this design yet?

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Apparently the new ones have some kind of "spinning disk" inside. But I find the old model more than adequate so a cheaper, new option would be great :-//

tooki:

--- Quote from: thm_w on August 31, 2021, 09:02:02 pm ---
--- Quote from: hulk69 on August 31, 2021, 02:35:46 pm ---Really it looks like there is not much to it... 2 mirror a lens...

--- End quote ---

Had no idea these were so basic inside, the optics look relatively simple and available too. Why hasn't anyone cloned this design yet?

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Chances are it’s one of those things where the devil is in the detail. Large, sloppy optics are cheap enough to make; large, precise optics are hellishly expensive to make. A ton of effort will have gone into giving it a sharp optical path, reducing chromatic aberration, etc. And don’t forget that keeping the optics aligned is critical, so the housing itself is probably quite expensive to make.

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