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Connectors for 20mm MakerBeam

by siderits, published

Connectors for 20mm MakerBeam by siderits Aug 8, 2012

Description

Update: 2/23/2014
- Vertical and horizontal limit switch holders for momentary button type normal open type switches..

Update 9/22/13
- 28ByJ-48 Small 5V stepper motor mount both front and side
- Files named "Small Mount Front,Side,Top,Bottom respectively.

Update 7/14/13
- Vertical stepper mounting plate
- Example gallery images of axis motion.
- Kit Tamiya Ladder, Chain and Sprocket set Item #70142
- 13 tooth gear drive sprocket and idler for Tamiya kit (see above)

UPDATE 6/30/13 Thumbwheel parts
- Thumb frame
- Thumb Pinion gear
- Thumb Hold down
- Thumb Axle

UPDATE 4/13: M6 pan head nut and bolt, stand off.

UPDATE 3/13:
- Rack for 13 tooth 12 mm pinion gear on a 3.1 Volt Allelectronics Stepper motor.
- Added ZIP file of "Final parts.zip"

UPDATE 2/13:
Added Plexiglass holder
Inspired by leitenmu at thingiverse.com/thing:47087

Added new contours and other parts to the set.
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These connectors will allow the fabrication of almost any shape or enclosure, using the 20x20 mm MakerBean type model from dbozec ( thingiverse.com/thing:27825 ). The connectors are meant to be glue-"welded" to each other with cyanomethacrylate (crazy glue).

With these connectors you can do end-end, corner, rail, groove, flat top or plate, sliding surface, T-pieces end to side and side to side connections, wire guides and mounting or fixation parts.

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Very, very nice job. I would like to contribute with two comments.

1- Chain and sprocket transmission induces a kind of pulse related to the chain pitch.

2- Rack and pinion transmission can achieves better performance with an evolvent profile for the pinion teeth

Thanks for sharing,

Hi, I'm making a 3D printed stainer for Immunohistochemistry not a 3D printer, but if there's anything I can do to help with your project, let me know! My best, R

Wow...Are you making a completely printed 3d printer???? Ive been working on a design for about 4 months now but it looks like youve beat me to it...any chance youll be publishing your completed design???

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Instructions

Inspired by dbozec's 20x20 mm OpenSCAD MakerBeam design.

thingiverse.com/thing:27825

Printed on UP!3D on "Fine" for connectors and "Fast" for Z scaled (extruded) beams.

These are some 20mm connectors.

You can Scale (extrude) the rails on the Z axis to make them longer.

The fit is snug so use a bit of rod to move the connectors in the grooves.

Parts (Scale any on Z Axis to make different lengths):

Back row Left to right: Flat top; grooved, MakerBeam
( thingiverse.com/thing:27825 ); narrow part for overlying grooved surface; Flat sliding surface; Different flat top.

Middle row: End cap; footer, flat beam; corner with hole; corner.

Front: Wire guide; end joiner, end joiner, side to side joiner; base piece; mounting piece.

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mario2004bross on Feb 8, 2014 said:

Very, very nice job. I would like to contribute with two comments.

1- Chain and sprocket transmission induces a kind of pulse related to the chain pitch.

2- Rack and pinion transmission can achieves better performance with an evolvent profile for the pinion teeth

Thanks for sharing,

swicboi on Nov 23, 2013 said:

Wow...Are you making a completely printed 3d printer???? Ive been working on a design for about 4 months now but it looks like youve beat me to it...any chance youll be publishing your completed design???

siderits on Nov 24, 2013 said:

Hi, I'm making a 3D printed stainer for Immunohistochemistry not a 3D printer, but if there's anything I can do to help with your project, let me know! My best, R

siderits on Mar 17, 2013 said:

Sorry it took so long: "Final Parts.zip is the last file in "Download This Thing" section.

MichaelAtOz on Aug 9, 2012 said:

Any chance of ZIPing them? Easier download.

MichaelAtOz on Aug 9, 2012 said:

Nice!!
&
lt;- two thumbs up

Thanks for sharing

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