I’ve just learned a better way of assembling the z-motor mounts on the MakerGear Mendel Prusa kit. The two main references are either outdated or confusing (ie, I was wrong and/or confused), so I’ve added some paragraphs to my mechanical build instructions explaining how to do it right.
If you just want the updated info, search that page for
[Updated 2011/12/26:- Spacing of the z-motor mounts]
Doing it right gets you 10mm more x-axis movement than I’ve got on my printer, and maybe slightly easier mounting of the RAMPS electronics board.
I’m not excited enough by 10mm that I’ll be rebuilding my printer, but if I was building from scratch, the new instructions are how I’d do it.
Thanks to Mark Boszko for asking the question (on the MakerGear google group) that brought this to light, and to MakerGear|Rick (of course) who answered Mark’s question.