Solidoodle Direct Y Drive Motor Mount

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Solidoodle Direct Y Drive Motor Mount by Claghorn Dec 14, 2014
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A (hopefully) really strong part that can be mounted to the holes currently holding the Y motor and move the Y motor up to mount on this part outside the case and directly drive the Y rod with a shaft coupler (and longer Y rod). The idea is to utterly eliminate backlash.

I've replaced some files with a new version I was able to successfully print. You can follow progress at http://tomhorsley.com/hardware/solidoodle/solidoodle-ydirect.html

I've now updated the files again with tweaked openscad code that produces a model slic3r likes. No need to run it through netfabb repair any longer.

And now I've successfully printed a test cylinder and all traces of backlash seem to be gone, so I'm calling this completed.

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How long should the new 6mm rod be?

I got a 340mm rod from Misumi because it was a standard length and was plenty long enough. A couple of inches or so sticks out of the side of the solidoodle opposite the motor mount, but that was actually handy to make it easier to see if the rod drifted sideways any till I got the pulleys positioned correctly.

(Did thingiverse delete old comments? I swear there used to be more comments in here :-).