Thursday, April 03, 2008


Z Motor Adaptor Plate

I've made an adaptor plate (it's in SVN) to allow single shaft stepper motors to be used on the Z axis. It's not a tricky part - you could hack it out of plywood or aluminium fairly easily if necessary. There are also slots in it to allow the mounting of smaller stepper motors, though I don't know yet if they'll turn the Z axis - we'll find out when I get the drivers for the Arduino stepper board.

The incarnation shown in the photo bends a little when fully stressed up, so I've thickened it by an extra mm since then.

Yes the corner bracket is fairly crappy, but the crappy side isn't used on the Z axis' corner so I'm using it anyway and saving myself another 7 hours of printing.

Vik :v)

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