Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bits from Bytes kit arrived!

The (Silver) BfBkit has arrived, so now I can start building the RepRaps' mechanics.

The laserpanel was quite mixed-up due to DHL handling combined with heavy iron rods packaged together with delicate laser cut parts. No parts damaged though.

I am impressed by the quality of the kit.

First filed the rod and threaded rod ends to round them off. Now started with assembly and very pleased with the excellent assembly instructions. The one thing that puzzled me, only short, were the two assembly versions (5mm and 1 5 mm) so i thought there was a panel missing :-)

The motor spacers took quit a search but these had changed shape from version 2.0.0 to 2.0.1. Also the Z-drive pulley flange is obsolete in v2.0.1.

Helpfull was the corner brackets alignment recommendation: http://builders.reprap.org/2008/08/repstrap-build-using-laser-cut-parts_24.html