Building a digistamp sander

Building a digistamp sander is probably one of the most frustrating DIY jobs that a beginner will undertake. Sanding, while it may seem easy, is not as simple as other DIY tasks. So, how in the world do you build a digistamp? The answer is really simple – you got to follow some very basic steps and use the right materials.

If you’re not sure on the steps to take, this can be a very frustrating experience. You won’t have any problems building your own digistamp if you follow my tips. The first step is to determine what type of machine it is that you want. This will help you pick the best material. This will allow you to choose the right size machine for you.

Bill Of Materials DigistampXprotolab Portablever 1.61/31/2013
Item#ReferencePart NumberPackageMFG
13PL603035RC0805FR-0749R9LDisc Magnetcms magnetics
22C3216Y5V1E106ZPTS645SL50SMTR LFSCharge Pump InverterAltera
33A32298-NDPL603035Voltage Ref.2.048VMolex Inc
48APT2012SRCPRVA31174-NDLED 2X1.2MM 570NM GN WTR CLR SMDMcMaster-Carr
5251374-2073-PPL603035CONN HEADER VERT .050 40POS 30AUAnalog Devices
66SJ-3523-SMTC3216Y5V1E106ZResistor 180kΩ 1%Digi-Key
7610TPS60403DBVAPT2012SRCPRVMagnetic Sphere
814BAT54C51374-2073-PEnclosure Bottom
91MBR0520LT151374-2073-PResistor 820kΩ 1%Molex
101PTS645SL50SMTR LFSSJ-3523-SMTEnclosure BottomLittelfuse
111C8051F351RA32298-NDRES 100 OHM 1/10W 1% 0603 SMDKingBright Corp
134BAT54C51374-2073-PEnclosure BottomDigi-Key

Once you’ve done this, you can go ahead and buy the machine you want. You have two options: you can buy it immediately or you can search for used or pre-owned Sanders machines on the market. Once you have bought the machine, you are ready to assemble it. Although the instructions are clear, I recommend reading the manual before you start – just in case you don’t understand something.