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The standard threaded rod on the Solidoodle has given some issues with banding. These parts make it simple to change the rod to a finer and more accurate M5 thread.
200mm of M5 threaded rod with at least two matching nuts.
5mm to 5mm flexible coupling (or similar).
Total cost under $10.
Print the three parts with a high infill for strength. Dimensions in mm.
Official Solidoodle Z platform disassembly and assembly guide can be found here: http://vimeo.com/61632393
I didn't find it necessary to unscrew the stepper motor.
Assemble from the bottom up as per picture.
Don't forget to update the steps per mm for the Z stepper in the EEPROM settings / firmware!
Solidoodle M5 Threaded Rod Kit by lawsy is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
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