EphBox Teaser

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  1. Ephemeris

    Ephemeris Well-Known Member

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    My long journey of tweaking the frame design is coming to an end.

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    The BigBox was designed for us to put it together, but in living with it for a year I realized that working on it was sometimes an exercise in frustration. Some components could only be adjusted or replaced by copious cursing, scuffing of knuckles, or strategic application of chicken blood ;)

    Long story short, I don't want to ever again have to take apart any part of the frame for maintenance unless I am replacing part of the frame. I've gone through all of the DXF files and I think I've largely accomplished that. It's also much, much stiffer.

    I'll give a detailed description after I've lived with it for a few weeks.
     
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  2. A Dragon In A Pie Costume

    A Dragon In A Pie Costume Well-Known Member

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    but you had issues with the panels and had ones like mine :p

    good idea with the side panels, even tho i had no issues with the slits there currently lol
     
  3. Ephemeris

    Ephemeris Well-Known Member

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    Here's the new Z-platform. I just now got time to install it.

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    Note the laser cut spacers are eliminated as are the printed parts next to the leadscrew nuts, and the laser cut leveling ziggurats. Speaking of leveling, here is one of the new heated bed levelers.

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    The important thing is you can now adjust the bed height at each corner one-handed using just a hex key. More details later.
     
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