Category: Maker Rail

3D Printed Designs – Precision Shims for Mini V Wheels

Please visit for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode we will be looking how we created and printed precision shims for use with mini V-Slot maker wheels for a recent camera slider build. These can be used in place of the precision shims required for the mini V-Slot maker wheels.

OpenBuilds Delrin Mini V Wheel – 50 Pack:

3D Printed Precision SHims:

OpenBuilds Delrin Mini V Wheel - 50 Pack

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2 Watt Laser Cutter and Engraver Project Part 6 – Setting up the CNC Proto-Sheild

In this episode we will look at configuring the CNC Proto-Shield for the Ardunio and GRBL for the laser cutter.  For more information on the CNC Proto-Shield click this link, also for the configuration page click here.  This has turned out to be a great little board for the money and highly recommend it for any type of CNC project which your working on!

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STEPPERONLINE Stepper Motor Nema 17 Bipolar 40mm 2A 4 Lead 3D Printer Hobby CNC

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608ZZ Bearing to V-Slot Maker Wheel


We have been experimenting with the common 608ZZ ball bearing to make cheaper V-Slot style maker wheels.  In this Tinkercad file is an exploded view of the 608ZZ bearing and the 3D printed parts to covert the common bearing into a V-Slot maker wheel.  Worth note these are larger in diameter than the standard V-Slot wheels so they will not work with the standard plates so that is next on the list to draft up a set of standard plates to use with these.


To print these, simply delete the bolt and bearing placing the remaining parts flat on the work plane.

30 Bearing 608ZZ 8x22x7 Shielded Greased Miniature Ball Bearings VXB Brand

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Working with Maker Rail Part 2 Endcaps

In this video we look at tapping the ends of the maker rail and attaching endcaps printed from Thingiverse.  To do this we will use #10-32 tap with a WD-40 to cut the threads.  Note the aluminium of the maker rail is rather soft and can gum up the tap so you may need to run in and out several times clean on each pass.

Klein Tools 626-24 Replacement Tap for Triple Taps Cat. No. 625-24

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