I'd like to start a series of "someone should" posts. These are project ideas that need a hacker to make them happen. A "someone should" post describes an idea in detail, but implies that the poster doesn't have the time/knowledge/wherewithal to complete it. Got it? ok...
I've been working on fixing the laser cutter for the past few weeks, and we now have two dead laser tubes. These are large glass works of art and deserve to be on display. I would like them to be mounted on the wall behind the laser cutter. I think we could also make plaques for each tube to commemorate their service.
We have one tube that has had many many years of service, it is brown with caked-on dust and debris. We have another tube that was dead on arrival, and looks pristine. I think this tells a funny story.
I need someone to make some wooden mounting brackets and figure out how to safely mount these to the wall. The tubes are cylindrical with a few protrusions. Their diameter is 81mm. I was thinking each tube would be mounted with two brackets like this:
Anybody want to take the lead and make this happen?