I was playing around last night with making my Rostock to use the full length of…

I was playing around last night with making my Rostock to use the full length of the smooth rods even though my belts where not long enough. I didn't want to mess with the spindles used for the Spectra line mechanism.

I came up with a hybrid. It uses the belts for the drive side, and the fishing line on the idler side. I also am using a zip-tie tensioner.

Doing things this way, we only need belts as long as our smooth rods.

It's not running yet, as I am waiting on my pololus. But it looks like it should work out.

Delta RepRap using both belts and Spectra fishing line
I have this new RepRap 3D printer that I am putting together. It is based on the Rostock style printer. It came to me half assembled, sans electronics. It had been running, but got pirated for part…

3 Replies to “I was playing around last night with making my Rostock to use the full length of…”

    1. I am having electrical issues. I may have gotten burned on my bottom-dollar RAMPS boards.

      They’ve stayed snug so far. What little movement I can coax out of the machine shows no signs of slipping or any other such issues.

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