Preparing the panels

First prepare all the panels by attaching the necessary parts. This makes it much easier to put the frame together later. Before you start, take the panels and remove all other wooden parts from them.

Parts needed

Parts needed

Serial number

Each Ultimaker Original+ kit has its own unique serial number. You find your Ultimaker Original+’s serial number on the box and on a sticker in the kit. Start by placing the serial number sticker on the unengraved side of the back panel.

The kit also contains a warning sticker. Take the bottom panel and stick the warning sticker to the engraved side of the panel (in one of the corners).

Serial number
Attaching the serial number sticker

Ball bearings

For this step you need the Front, Right, Back and Left panels and the 8 ball bearings. Every panel has 2 corresponding holes.

Parts needed
Placing a bearing in the frame

  1. Take a panel, place the ball bearings on the corresponding holes and push them in. Make sure that they are inserted deep enough and do not stick out.

    Note: Use a redundant piece of wood to push the bearings into the frame.

  2. Repeat this step for the other 3 panels.

Ball bearings

Limit switches

The limit switches are used to determine the 0 point of the print head and Z stage. They make sure that the print head stays within the limits of the frame and the print bed can be calibrated. For this step you need the front, left and back panels, the limit switches and the bolts and washers.

Parts needed

The orientation of the limit switches is engraved on the panels, except for the front panel.

Blue wired limit switch

To mount the blue wired limit switch, perform the following actions:

  1. Take the front panel.
  2. Place the blue wired limit switch with the lever pointing upwards.
  3. Push the limit switch towards the center of the panel as much as possible and attach with two M3x12 bolts.

Blue wired limit switch
Blue wired limit switch
Attaching the blue wired limit switch

Red wired limit switch

To mount the red wired limit switch, perform the following actions:

  1. Take the left panel.
  2. Place the red wired limit switch with the lever pointing downwards.
  3. Push the limit switch towards the center of the panel as much as possible and attach with two M3x12 bolts. Hold the limit switch against the frame while tightening the bolts.

Red wired limit switch
Attaching the red wired limit switch

Black wired limit switch

To attach the black wired limit switch, perform the following actions:

  1. Take the back panel.
  2. Place the black wired limit switch with the lever pointing to the left.
  3. Loosely attach the black wired limit switch with two bolts M3 x 16mm and two washers. The fine-tuning of its position will be done at the end of the assembly process. Hold the limit switch against the frame while tightening the bolts.

Note: Make sure the flat (sharp) side of the washer is towards the wood.

Black wired limit switch
Black wired limit switch
Attaching the black wired limit switch

Bottom panel

In this step you will place the Velcro parts that will be used later to organize the electronics. You need the bottom panel and the Velcro parts.

  1. Move 4 pieces black Velcro parts through the four sets of slots of the bottom panel.
  2. The Velcro parts should stick out at the engraved side of the bottom panel.

Note: Make sure the soft side is facing itself after placing.

Velcro parts
Velcro parts
Placing the Velcro parts

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