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Y idler question

Posted by 41southrap 
Y idler question
October 26, 2012 10:14PM
Does anyone have a photo or render of how the Y idler goes together? I can't quite imagine where all of the M4 washers fit. 3 are reasonably easy - but the other 2 not so, unless inside the idler is something like .....

4mm washer -- 5mm washer -- bearing -- bearing -- 5mm washer -- 4mm washer ???

Excuse the crude "drawing" cool smiley

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/26/2012 10:14PM by 41southrap.
Re: Y idler question
October 27, 2012 05:11AM
The best way to answer questions like this is to use OpenSCAD to render the part with "exploded" set to 1 in config.scad :-)

The answer is that it goes:

bolt | small washer | plastic | large washer | small washer | bearing | small washer | large washer | plastic | small washer | nut

Re: Y idler question
October 27, 2012 07:33AM
Thank you very much kind sir. Seems that my next challenge will be learning that piece of software.
Re: Y idler question
October 28, 2012 10:58AM
I have it as Gerv, except 2 bearings next to each other, per the BOM.

A small bit on it here:
Mendel90 axes


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