Z-Axis Knob

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Z-Axis Knob by Stefan May 28, 2010
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This is a knob that screws nicely onto the M8 threaded rods for the Z-Axis on a Makerbot. Inspired by Zaggo's http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:975, this knob is quick to print.


Print: I made mine hollow with 0.2 infill density in Hex
Install: Mine was a tight fit, but did not require tools
Optional: Press in M3 nut and use screw to secure on shaft

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Z-Axis Knob by Stefan is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Stefan, you rock! I was manually moving the Z axis belt until I printed up your slick little Z axis knob...fits perfectly too! (No problems with Skeinforge 2009-11-06 with Makerbot defaults for me). :-D

aw man... skeinforge dies when I try to slice up this part. :(

Try the G code.

Thanks, I'll give this a try when I'm back in the office! I guess the only issue there is that it will have the settings for your bot, but I'll poke through the G code to make sure the temps are correct for my setup.