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Prusa rail kit

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Prusa rail kit by Simonious Nov 12, 2012
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Summary

This kit allows the use of a rail for the Y-axis on a Prusa.

Further development of this project will be at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:34691

Instructions

Print (2 of the clamps if you are doing individual prints, the 1st STL is a full set, the following are individual parts)
Assemble
You'll need 10 m3s 10 to 16mm ea (4 for the motor, two for each clamp and two for the belt tie down)
2 m3 nuts
m3 washers as you wish.
One m5 20mm+ and washers for the idler
two 605zz bearings for the idler.
A Rail with carriage http://store.trinitylabs.com/linear-rail-and-car-for-y-axis/

If you decide to go with 608zz bearings for your idler instead, you'll want to bore the idler mount hole out a bit either before or after printing.

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I've made a different version of this kit that isn't dependent on a specific rail type like this one is. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:63443http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

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Yeah, the belt just loops through the belt anchor and is zip tied in place.

There's a sideview from the model now - also if you grab the SKP, it's got that model included, so you can look at it assembled that way.  I don't have any videos handy yet.

This is awesome! Can you post a video and maybe a side view photo? How does the belt attach to the rail shoe...on the right side? Thanks!

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