Thursday, 9 February 2012

A closer look

Here you can see the finished XY stage. In this one shot you can see the Y bearing-block, the captive nut in its blue truck, attached to the Y stage which is rolling on Lego railway wheels on tracks. The other blue beams are points to attach L section pieces to slot into the Opto-endstops. The endstops themselves will be bolted to the white posts. You can also see the rubber hose connecting the Y axis stepper motor to the threaded rod and how the motor is bolted into place. The top of the box-frame supporting the Y motor has been removed - as shown it is too weak.

The 4 black posts will support the printing table, not shown.

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