Z-probe holder for Makerfarm i3 with auto bed-level

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Z-probe holder for Makerfarm i3 with auto bed-level by zennmaster Oct 17, 2013
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Here is a holder to mount your Z-endstop on a servo. Works with a 9g servo, but is easily customizable to whatever you're using. This is intended for use on a Makerfarm Prusa i3 with Alex Borro/ Matterhackers' auto bed-leveling mod.


Print this part. Insert the "shoulder" of your servo into the hole at the end of the main arm. Take the "single-arm" actuator/accessory, place it so that it extends along the "Slot side" of the arm. Use some m2.5 screws to attach your switch to the slot on the end of the arm and secure with the small accessory screw.

Use with either Alex Borro's replacement x-carriage end, or my parametric version.

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Have this auto bed leveling on my modified Prusa i3 Hephestos. No more setting up my Z height. Thank you very much

Do you have a parametric model of it? The one here is just a cilinder when SCAD compiles it.

It renders fine when I try it. Are you sure your version of OpenSCAD is current and you have the MCAD package properly installed? It should be version 2013.06.

Its the right version, I'm having 'WARNING: Can't open include file 'boxes.scad'.' trouble, already replaced MCAD package and nothing :/

Nevermind, just got it working, you have to drop the contents of MCAD in Documents/OpenSCAD/libraries

Where to find <boxes.scad>?</boxes.scad>

boxes.scad is in the MCAD package, which comes with OpenSCAD, but for some reason never seems to get installed correctly. Here's the Wiki entry, which has some instructions: http://reprap.org/wiki/MCADhttp://reprap.org/wiki/MCAD

It's working brilliantly. Perfect first layer, every time.

I'm glad it's working for you!