Instructions and hints for creating your ownDIY Blueprint to share with the Tekla LabscommunityBeta release V0.1
cut out of a larger piece of stock. “Cost” is the author’s recorded cost (or best estimate) for eachpart.This section should ideally contain pictures identifying each key part. If possible, identifying thepart as it they are found within the finished equipment or finished module.
Details of Materials
This section gives the author the chance to comment on the selection of any specific part.This means that the author can provide a note to any part so that a future user can understandthe important information about a part. Examples of questions this section can answer are:
-Why was this part chosen?-What other parts could substitute for the chosen part? (A cheaper, more expensive, morespecific, more available, simpler, equivalent, or more complicated part)-What are the critical specifications for this part?-Where can I find this part or something like it?
The instructions for each piece of equipment are divided into sub-sections, called “Modules.”The modules should be able to serve as self-sufficient instructions capable of beinginterchanged between instructions for other kinds of equipment with minimal changes. For example, a “motor assembly” module from a magnetic stir bar may also be used to create themotor assembly for a media rotator. Examples of modules are:
-Module 1: Motor Assembly
-Module 2: Motor Controller
-Module 3: Housing
Modules should consist of as many pictures as possible. The pictures will provide close-updetail that words may be insufficient to describe, and they will allow readers to follow along withthe construction of a piece of equipment.
This section explains the assembly of the individual modules into the final piece of equipment.Pictures are again highly encouraged.