.STL File / 3D model: ANOTHER MENDEL INSPIRED DROP-IN MAKERBOT Y-STAGE

Thing:3202 is amazing, but the belt rubs against the carriage, so thing derivative is an attempt to repair that.

The most recent edition of this openscad files and STLs can be obtained from http://gitorious.org/hacks/things/trees/master/makerbot-y-stage

Picture of it in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdUrudecH2Y

20101004 upgrade: Moved vertical bearings and added more strengthening

Instructions

See thing:3202 for directions for now :)

For those who have a heated platform you can print this upside-down to get a really smooth and level platform.

To work with the openscad file do

git clone git://gitorious.org/hacks/things.git
Cd things
git submodule init
git submodule upgrade

That will find the files in the git repository and check out the awesome MCAD library that is used to draw on the bearings.
The openscad file is using some features introduced in openscad 2010.05, so ensure you have that version or newer.


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