Steel Sheet alignment upgrade for the Lulzbot SideKick
I have had prints ruined by a bumped print bed. I only had to have this happen a couple of times before realizing that I could solve this issue. My hope is that I can help others do the same.
I am sure that in most scenarios printers are placed out of the way and once they are started there is little that can come in contact with them to cause issues. We have a bit of different case as we have printers printing and welcome anyone to come and take a look if they are curious. With that said, accidents can sometimes happen.
The corner assemblies that come with the Lulzbot are comprised of these parts
This upgrade consists of a redesigned red piece that will include registration points to keep the bed where it should be.
Download STL File
The STL file can be download here.
Lulzbot Sidekick Corner Upgrade.stl (821.4 KB)
The Upgrade Process
For each corner disassemble the assembly holding everything together. You can see how this comes apart in the photos below. Simply replace the red corner with the new ones and put everything back together again.
This is the final upgrade. These points make placing the bed on the printer a thoughtless exercise and keeps it very stable.
Click here for more information on the Lulzbot Taz Sidekick
|Series||Taz Sidekick 747|
|Working Dimensions||9.000" x 9.000" x 9.250" (231.00mm x 231.00mm x 248.00mm)|
|Voltage - Supply||100 ~ 240VAC, 24VDC|
|Contents||3D Printer, Cable(s), gLCD Controller, Magnetic Flex Bed, Runout Sensor, SK175 Tool Head, SD Card, Tool Kit, Materials Starter Kit|
I had the pleasure of using this tool kit from iFix it and while I am sure most people already have a screw driver for this project, I was very impressed by the quality and the breadth of security tools provided. It has made my personal wish list!
|Digikey Part Number||2434-145392-1-ND|
|Manufacturer Part Number||145392-1|
|Description||MANTA DRIVER KIT|
|Detailed Description||Hex TR (Security), Phillips, Pozidriv®, Spanner (Security), Square, Torq-Set®, Torx® TR (Security) Bit Set|