Assembly step 11

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These are the instructions for the SO1 and are here for historical reasons only.

If you are building an SO2, please see the instructions at

(click the picture to download the PDF file)

Bill of Material

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Item Qty. Part Num. Title Notes
8 5 SM-H03 M5 Flat Washer
19 5 SM-H07 M5 x 10mm SHCS
20 2 MSK01-02 Makerslide Extrusion - 375mm
21 1 SM-H11 Insertion Nut
22 1 SM-M05 Belt Anchor
34 1 SM-S02 End Plates (see above diagram) (Front/Back Panel)

User Submitted Notes

(This is the section to add your own notes pertaining to this sub-assembly) If you run into a problem or find yourself asking a question, please post the solution here to help the next person who has the same problem/question)

Don't tighten the screws completely at this step, but rather after all the frame has been assembled; leave them loose. It also helps if you can slide the screws from side to side in the slots (this may require you to cut out some paint with a razor blade or other tool). This will help in squaring up the whole assembly towards the end of the build.

It's easier to insert the makerslide into the Y axis plates before you put the end plate on. As an alternative to steps 11 and 12:

  1. open up the vwheel spacing (rotate the eccentric nuts so the top/bottom wheels are far apart).
  2. Insert the makerslide lengths into the wheels.
  3. Position the entire gantry assembly close to the edge of your workbench with the makerslide overhanging the edge of the bench.
  4. Bolt end-plate on.

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