Difference between revisions of "EShapeOko 1.2 Assembly Instructions"

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We have tried to make these instructions as clear and easy to follow as
 
We have tried to make these instructions as clear and easy to follow as
 
possible.  However, even with the benefit of the simplicity of the
 
possible.  However, even with the benefit of the simplicity of the
MakerSlide system, it is still a fairly complex machine, with many parts.
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MakerSlide system, it is still a fairly complex machine, with many parts,
We welcome questions and suggestions for improvement.
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so the assembly can be daunting. To make it easier, we broke it down
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into fairly small steps.
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We welcome questions, corrections, and suggestions for improvement.
  
 
These updated instructions apply to the previous versions of the kits too,
 
These updated instructions apply to the previous versions of the kits too,
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all options and features, including some alternate motor mounting options
 
all options and features, including some alternate motor mounting options
 
and belt and idler configurations.  Because of the large number of
 
and belt and idler configurations.  Because of the large number of
options to cover, each step has its own page.
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options to cover, each step is on a separate page.
  
 
The only material changes from the previous version of the instructions
 
The only material changes from the previous version of the instructions
are in the X carriage, where the bolts have been reversed, and assembly
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affect the X carriage, where the bolts have been reversed, and assembly
 
starts with the front plate.  This should give more clearance for
 
starts with the front plate.  This should give more clearance for
 
different spindle mounting systems.  For dual X rail with aluminium
 
different spindle mounting systems.  For dual X rail with aluminium
 
spacers, the instructions also eliminate the trial-and-error step in
 
spacers, the instructions also eliminate the trial-and-error step in
 
determining the set of washers that match the spacing of the V-wheels to
 
determining the set of washers that match the spacing of the V-wheels to
that of the two rails.
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that of the two rails (when bolted together).
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:25, 11 June 2014

We have tried to make these instructions as clear and easy to follow as possible. However, even with the benefit of the simplicity of the MakerSlide system, it is still a fairly complex machine, with many parts, so the assembly can be daunting. To make it easier, we broke it down into fairly small steps.

We welcome questions, corrections, and suggestions for improvement.

These updated instructions apply to the previous versions of the kits too, with some limitations (for instance, the upper NEMA 23 hole pattern may not be present on earlier motor plates). The instructions aim to cover all options and features, including some alternate motor mounting options and belt and idler configurations. Because of the large number of options to cover, each step is on a separate page.

The only material changes from the previous version of the instructions affect the X carriage, where the bolts have been reversed, and assembly starts with the front plate. This should give more clearance for different spindle mounting systems. For dual X rail with aluminium spacers, the instructions also eliminate the trial-and-error step in determining the set of washers that match the spacing of the V-wheels to that of the two rails (when bolted together).

COMING SOON...