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Y Endstop Holder For Back Rod For Prusa Mendel

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Y Endstop Holder For Back Rod For Prusa Mendel by rrhb Jan 9, 2012
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Summary

By mounting my y endstop on the back rod, rather than on the y carriage rods, I was able to get another 5-10 mm of bed distance.

Instructions

  1. Adjust SCAD switch_dist variable for the hole spacing for your y endstop switch.
    (the included STL is for a mechanical switch whose holes are 9mm apart)
  2. Export and Print STL
  3. Install on rear threaded rod with nylock nuts such that endstop touches lower Prusa bed.

Optional: uncomment the comments in front of the nut traps to print for use with non-nylock nuts.

Thanks to triffid_hunter for uploading a parameterized endstop which was easy to modify.
AFAIK this is the only parameterized endstop, the rest of ones on thingiverse are STLs.

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Nice idea. I've printed the STL, but the SCAD file is garbled and doesn't yield a valid object. It would be worth updating though, because it is a good approach.

Great! but the SCAD file seems out of sync with the instructions?

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