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3D Printed Designs – Precision Shims for Mini V Wheels

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com 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 7 – Connecting the CNC/GRBL Controller to the Machine!

In this episode we will be attaching the CNC/GRBL controller to the laser cutter and making its first moves!  You always have to enjoy when a machine comes alive and start sot move on its own!

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STEPPERONLINE Stepper Motor Nema 17 Bipolar 40mm 64oz.in(45Ncm) 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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3D Printed Feet for Maker Rail Systems

In this project we created a set of feet for use with the maker rail system and also with two 0.25 inch holes in the feet for mounting to a surface.  The feet are attached to the maker rail via 0.5 inch long #10 screw with the #10 nut inserted into the “V” of the rail.  These are a great addition to any maker rail project!

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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End Caps for 3/4″ x 3/4″ Angle Aluminum Stock

This is an end cap for 3/4″ by 3/4″ angle aluminum stock.  It can be used as a foot or to finish off the top for appearance and safety.  The fit is rather tight so I would suggest printing one and try in it as the gap is around 0.06″ with a bit of overlap on each side.  These where printed in ABS with thick shells and 30% in fill.

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0 AiO All-in-One 3D Printer (Scan/Edit/Print)

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