IDEAS Stians Chimera Zesty Nimble

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  1. Stian Indal Haugseth

    Stian Indal Haugseth Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I have not had much time the last years to do anything with my BB. I hope to get some done now. There was so many cool mods for dual and IDEX and had all kind of plans. Going back to basics I decided not to convert to rails at this moment. Will use the original rods but in a vertical configuration.

    The reason I want vertical oriented rods is be because I think the layout will benefit Dual Zesty Nimbles on a Chimera. Lessening the distance between the Chimera and Nimbles. Hopefully there will be less play because of the drive cable.

    I am basing this on @Greg Holloway's BigBox Dual X Carriages (Direct)
    https://forum.e3d-online.com/threads/bigbox-dual-x-carriages-direct.2184/

    Major changes from Gregs mod
    • Mirrored the motor and idler carriages on Y so the rods are towards the back.
    • Since I do not need IDEX I'm moving the belts in between the rods.
    • Tilting the motor so the pulley is pointing backwards
    I'm hoping a 34mm Nema 17 will be enough as I want to use a smaller motor. Should be fairly simple to modify to use a larger motor.

    Just a few renders of my first changes. Still pretty coarse.

    Right side carriage - front
    Vertical bars - Horisontal motor right side front.jpg

    Vertical bars - Horisontal motor right side back.jpg
     
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    Stian Indal Haugseth Well-Known Member

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    The X motor mount and idler pretty much done and next would be printing them. Also finished the base of the x-carriage and mocked on the main parts. Stians Zesty Nimble Dual Chimera v6.jpg
     
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