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XY Leveling Gears for the Instant Platform Adjuster

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XY Leveling Gears for the Instant Platform Adjuster by MakerBlock Nov 23, 2010
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This Thing is a gear (I printed four at a time using Skeinforge's multiply - 2x2 array) for placing over the middle nut suggested in Peacefrog's Instant Platform Adjuster.

With a gear over each middle nut, it was a breeze to level out my build platform.

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  1. Print 4x XY leveling gears.
  2. Install the bolt upside down in the wooden support platform.
  3. Tighten bolt down with one nut.
  4. Place another nut over the first.
  5. Place an XY leveling gear over the second nut.
  6. Repeat for other three corners.
  7. Replace the build surface.
  8. Install build platform and dial the gears to the proper levels.
  9. Place a nut on top of each exposed bolt.

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Mine came out a little ugly ( I haven't really dialed my machine in yet), but perfectly useable. I force-fit the nut into the top of the object with the handle of a screwdriver. Thanks for a great hack!

Great idea, but I couldn't get a snug enough fit for the gears to stay on the nuts. Maybe one side of the hole could be smaller so that the nut is essentially captive? Then the gear would stay sandwiched between the nut and the platform.

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