The magnets are probably the hardest thing to install. There are hazards all over the place that want to suck up the magnet while you’re guiding it in. And if you drop it… it’s inevitably going to grab on to something underneath a stepper or some other place.
- Use some non-magnetic tweezers or forceps to put it in (I has some nylon ones for handing coins).
- If you drop a magnet, a regular screwdriver that is highly magnetic can often attract the magnet away from wherever it fell to.
- Wait a good amount of time for the superglue to set. Also, if you put the laser scanner poles down too early, before the glue has finished outgassing, it will “fog” the plastic on the poles with a white haze, which you don’t want. (You also don’t want to pull off the magnets…)
- You will probably have to re-align the lasers so they’re vertical. There’s a slot across the face of the laser modules that you can (with difficulty) engage with a small screwdriver and gently twist to change the alignment. I used a small jeweler’s screwdriver that I caught the very edge of the slot with so that I could see the laser line more or less while I turned. It’s tricky, especially since it’s hard to fish around for the adjustment.