Y-Axis Idler Support Bracket for Thing-O-Matic
by CampbellsBot, published
I liked tomlombardi's Y-Axis support bracket a lot. Printed it out and it worked as advertised. Only I had another unrelated problem where the wires from my ABP would rub and catch on the same bolts used to attach this thing. I decided to modify this part to avoid any future issue with the wires rubbing too much or potentially stripping.
So I upgraded this part by fully recessing the nuts by making the part a little thicker. The holes are also large enough to not need any drilling, and you can also use the same bolts that were originally used - longer bolts are not needed. I also created a large radius on the right side to allow the problematic wires to freely slide over this area without catching.
Unscrew and remove top two bolts from front right rod cover
Place bracket over Y-Axis idler bolt head and align with rod cover bolt holes.
- Hold nuts in recessed areas and screw bolts on tightly.