Placing the X and Y axles

Parts needed

Parts needed
Parts needed

Placing the axles

Front X axle

  1. Take one X axle (short).
  2. Rotate the wooden cap without hole (right panel, front).
  3. Insert the X axle through the right panel (and wooden cap with hole) and move towards the left panel.
  4. Place the following parts on the front X axle:

    • One timing pulley, with the thin side facing outwards. Place a long timing belt around this pulley.
    • The front sliding block. Make sure that the T-slot is facing inwards and the text is upright.
    • One timing pulley, with the thin side facing outwards. Place a long timing belt around this pulley.

  5. Move the front X axle all the way into the left panel.
  6. Rotate the wooden cap without hole to its normal position and fix with a M3x16 bolt and hex nut.

Front X axle
Placing the front X axle
Front X axle
Place one timing pulley with belt around the axle

Front X axle
Placing the front sliding block
Front X axle
Placing the second pulley with belt around the axle

Front X axle
Front X axle
Place the axle all the way into the panel and secure it

Back X axle

To correctly place the back X axle, perform the following actions:

  1. Take the other X axle (short).
  2. Rotate the wooden cap without hole (right panel, back).
  3. Insert the X axle through the right panel (and wooden cap with hole) and move towards the left panel.
  4. Place the following parts on the back X axle:

    • One timing pulley, with the thin side facing outwards. Place the long timing belt connected to the front X axle around this pulley.
    • The back sliding block. Make sure that the T-slot is facing inwards and the text is upright.
    • One timing pulley, with the thin side facing outwards. Place the long timing belt connected to the front X axle around this pulley.
    • One timing pulley, with the thin side facing outwards. Slide the Y motor up and place the short timing belt connected to the Y motor around this pulley.

  5. Move the back X axle all the way into the left panel.
  6. Rotate the wooden cap without hole (right panel, back) back to its normal position and secure with a bolt M3x16 and a hex nut.

Back X axle
Placing the back X axle with timing pulley and belt
Back X axle
Placing the back sliding block

Back X axle
Placing the second pulley with long timing belt
Back X axle
Placing the last pulley and completely inserting the axle

Left Y axle

To correctly place the left Y axle, perform the following actions:

  1. Take one Y axle (long).
  2. Rotate the wooden cap without hole (back panel, left).
  3. Insert the Y axle through the back panel (and wooden cap with hole) and move towards the front panel.
  4. Place the following parts on the left Y axle:

    • One timing pulley, with the thin side facing outwards. Place a long timing belt around this pulley.
    • The left sliding block. Make sure that the T-slot is facing inwards and the text is upright.
    • One timing pulley, with the thin side facing outwards. Place a long timing belt around this pulley.

  5. Move the left Y axle all the way into the front panel.
  6. Rotate the wooden cap without hole (back panel, left) back to its normal position and secure with a bolt M3x16 and a hex nut.

Left Y axle
Inserting the left Y axle
Left Y axle
Placing one timing pulley with belt around the axle

Left Y axle
Placing the left sliding block
Left Y axle
Placing the second timing pulley with belt

Left Y axle
Left Y axle
Placing the axle all the way into the panel and secure it

Right Y axle

To correctly place the right Y axle, perform the following actions:

  1. Take the other Y axle (long).
  2. Rotate the wooden cap without hole (back panel, right).
  3. Insert the Y axle through the back panel and move towards the front panel.
  4. Place the following parts on the right Y axle:

    • One timing pulley, with the thin side facing outwards. Slide the X motor up and place the short timing belt connected to the X motor around this pulley.
    • One timing pulley, with the thin side facing outwards. Place the long timing belt connected to the left Y axle around this pulley.
    • The right sliding block. Make sure that the T-slot is facing inwards and the text is upright.
    • One timing pulley, with the thin side facing outwards. Place the long timing belt connected to the left Y axle around this pulley.

  5. Move the right Y axle all the way into the front panel.
  6. Rotate the wooden cap without hole (back panel, right) back to its normal position and secure with a bolt M3x16 and a hex nut.

Right Y axle
Placing the right Y axle and one timing pulley
Right Y axle
Placing the second timing pulley with long timing belt

Right Y axle
Placing the right sliding block and third timing pulley
Right Y axle
Securing the axle with the wooden cap

Note: Check if all axles are able to turn freely. If not, add a washer between the axle and the wooden cap.

Lastly, place the long belts inside the sliding blocks and close the claws. Do not secure yet, this will be done later.

The claws
Place the belt into the sliding block
The claws
Close the claw

Index
Support