Frame

Squaring

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  • Using the table as a guide screw down any two feet.
  • Pre-drilling is recommended.

 

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  • Measure across the center both ways.
  • Clamp down the feet before you screw them down, pre-drilling really helps here.
  • This is a critical measurement, if this is too far off you will cut parallelograms instead of squares.

 

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  • Either measure or use a block (or socket and extension) to set all the legs to the same height.
  • Snug up the Feet screws and the lock screws.

 

 

Running the Wires

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  • Decide where your control board will be located.
  • Run the wire through the rail to the stepper furthest from the ramps board and secure with a cable tie to the plate. (I chose to cover the wires with PET braiding on this build).
  • Make sure the belt will have a clear path.
  • Connect the closer stepper to the plug in the middle of the harness with these steppers I match the pin side or non-pin side of theĀ plugs.
  • Secure with tape.

 

 

  • Connect the wire coming from the far stepper.
  • Secure the connection with tape.
  • Angle both wires away from your control board. secure with a cable tie to the plate.

 

  • Move your axis away from the control board as far as possible.
  • Leave a slight bend in the wires.
  • Hold the wires in place at the far end and move your axis as close to the control board as possible.
  • Secure the wires a little past where the wires are bent and still touching the surface. Leave a little slack in the line, you do not want to stress the wires. They will be subject to repeated flexing.
  • Ramps case, LCD Case