My kid got a bit too enthusiastic today while operating the microscope remotely, and the foot of the X-axis actuator detached from the stage linkage. Reprint time!
Is there a reason that linkage can’t be more robust? I would print this with ABS, but I don’t have very good ventilation in the room where my printer is, so I generally try and avoid it, especially for 8 hours. If I can make something less fragile and still use PLA that would be preferable.
I’m fine with modifying the STL myself, but I wondered if there’s some reason why it’s constructed the way it is (so small), and whether modifying it will impact the functionality.
@r.w.bowman maybe that semicircular part at the foot of the actuator could be more of a rectangle?
Also, I see in the sangaboard firmware some code for end stops - I don’t see any STL files or instructions for end stop mounting, so I’m wondering - how do I add end stops? I guess I’d have to use very sensitive and well calibrated bump switches for that. Has anyone constructed a microscope with functional end stops? I’d love to avoid breaking my microscope.