Sunday, March 2, 2008

XY Frames

Assembled the two XY frames. Lessons learned:

  • It's easy to overtighten the grub screws and crack the plastic.
  • When assembling the top frame, you need to run the two upper rods through the X axis assembly.
  • The "Bearing insert 180 X" in the X axis assembly is the one with the oblong hole.
  • It's really hard to push an 8mm rod through a 5/16" hole.
Here are some pictures of the two frames stacked on top of each other. Note that all four corner blocks on the top frame have the face with 4 holes facing inward, along the line of the X axis. As far as I can tell, this will allow me to mount the Y bearing brackets correctly.

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