LaserCut Mendel Assembly Photos
These are some photos I made of my TechZone LaserCut Mendel. Some photos were made during assembly, some were done after assembly.
Pre-assembly - showing the two triangular sides
And below is the frame assembled. NOTE that the X carriage is reversed - the X stepper motor should be on the same side of the frame as the Z stepper.
Replacing wooden gears
During assembly, I damaged one of the wooden gears they sent me. They had sent one spare but it was cut on a slant so I didn't think it would work well. Also, after assembly, I found that the other wooden gears would slip on the shaft. Kurt (I think) at Techzone suggested using a glue like Gorilla Glue to hold them on, and if I had not damaged one of the gears, that probably would have been fine. Fortunately, I have access to a laser cutter at work (but for very thin material), so I designed a replacement gear that was made in slices. I have uploaded the DXF file for it on Thingiverse. Here are some photos of the damaged gear and my replacement gears:
Here are some other pages I have found useful: