Loading

Z-Crank

by Zaggo, published

Z-Crank by Zaggo Sep 6, 2009

Featured Thing!

License

Use This Project

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag

Thing Statistics

7685Views 1386Downloads

Summary

This is part 3 of "Pimp my MakerBot" (see http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:973 and http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:958 for part 1 & 2 :)

I was tired of dragging on the Z belt multiple times to upper or lower the z stage of my MakerBot.

With this crank mounted on one of the 4 M6 threaded rods, I can now easily adjust the height of my MakerBot.

Instructions

  • Print the crank
  • Insert a M3 nut and push it way in
  • push (or better screw) the crank on one of the 4 threaded rods on your MakerBot
  • Use a M3x8mm (or longer...) as set screw to screw it down.

All Apps

This App connects Thingiverse with Makeprintable, a cloud-based mesh repair service that analyzes, validates and repairs most common mesh errors that can occur when preparing a 3D design file for p...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Printed out in PLA and works great. Took a bit of drilling out the holes, partially because I have a runaway HBP and it got deformed, but now I have it on my Z rod. Now I don't get sore fingers from moving my Z long distances with my Z knob! :)

Bad print, couldn't manage to get the M3 nut on. Still works!

Nice. Even has a cutout for the capture nut. Great part!

Very cool. I think I can use this in my RepRap as well.

It may be a nice idea to add a captive rotating part (like a little wheel) to the handle. Or just a separately printable part that fits over it and perhaps snap fits? I know I'm asking too much. If I could, I would be showing you instead of telling you... but I'm not that much of a CAD designer yet...

Zaggo - in reply to Guest

The handle was part of my original idea.
But then I thought: Keep it simple...
Now when using the crank I sometimes think: I should add that handle. :)
So maybe I'll do that as an optional part.

You are just cranking ( hehe) out the makerbot bling ! , Nice work Mr Zaggo. ;)

Top