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Tweedledee

Design your ep case

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Tweedledee

Just found this website where you can use a simple cad program to design and then purchase your own eyepiece case with the foam cutouts professionally done. It has a library of eyepieces to just copy and paste into the drawing. At the moment the eyepiece library is not that comprehensive, but does have a lot of Televue and Explore Scientific eps and a few other makes. Or of course you can measure your own and draw it in or get a photo on screen to trace the outline. The library also contains guns, rifles and camera lenses, if you want those in your case. Once you've designed your case you can save it online for future tinkering or buy the case with the custom cutouts, or just buy the foam with cutouts to fit your own case. It is a brilliant idea, but it isn't cheap, although you can use it free of charge just to experiment on the layout of your case and then use whatever foam insert you have and cut it yourself...

https://www.mycasebuilder.eu/

 

Here's a screenshot of a quick design...

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The other brilliant features are that you can specify a depth for the eyepiece to sit in the foam and they cut it precisely to the 3d contours of the eyepiece. You can also specify neat finger cutouts and the position you want them to be so you can easily retrieve the eyepiece. Each eyepiece is an object, so you can drag it around and rearrange its position or delete it. In the settings you can make the object snap to a specified grid size (say 10mm) or position it exactly to the millimetre. Very useful features I thought.

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