Mini-mendel 1-sheet.blend

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Mini-mendel 1-sheet.blend by Erik Apr 9, 2010

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This is an updated version of rustyspoon's 1 sheet mini-mendel. It's basically the same but includes four instances of a part that was missing (thanks for exporting it, Bas Pijls). For some of the washers I'm not sure whether those were meant to be printed or bought, but since printing them is cooler left them in there.

When I built a mini-mendel from these prints, I actually got it fully working. For info see my documentation on my blog. For more pictures, see here:

Documentation of ordering and preparation:

Documentation of my build and a promo-movie of the mini-mendel:

I'm still working on extending the other documentation! Here's a bill of materials (BOM):

Please help me extend it and add suppliers and such.

The printed parts you see in the pictures are for a hackerspace in Portugal.


Blender file:
Open it. Re-arrange in the XX-Y plane. You can select multiple items in blender and export them together. Use the b key to trace a bounding box to add several items to a selection. Press, r, z, 90 to rotate 90 degrees, for example. Create your own combined builds to save setup time.

Corell Draw file:
It contains a squished froglet of which I couldn't find the lasercut files, so I made one myself by manually tracing an export of the STL file. It worked well for me. It's not perfect but works well for me. I've also made it a bit lighter by removing some rectangles of material.

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I used my parametric timing pulley model, nophead hadn't made his version yet.
I added the STL to this Thingiverse entry, along with the SCAD file.

Here's the parametric script: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1362http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

The large radius that it uses could be made slightly smaller (18 or 19 teeth), but is otherwise good to prevent belt wear. Timing belts shouln't be bent frequently along a too small radius.

Parametric timing pulley
by Erik

Eric, I noticed you shared here are all the original version of the pullies, but what you printed where the integrated pulleys. I see the motor drive pulleys are the standard Nophead version, but but are the statistics on the m6 Z drive pulley? Do you still have your stl?

Erik, this looks great! Is this version fully functional? Any chance that you can put up some STL files?

Keep up the good work!

  • James

this looks neat, i'd love to see a version with a few STL files sized for the makerbot :)