Well, I did. Here’s a timelapse of the 24 hour build process. I had some helping hands at the beginning.
24h building – 3h sleep – 1h eating/toilet/etc. = ~20h
However, I encountered some problems.
- Drilling the holes in the aluminium plates requires a drill press or some other way to precisely drill the holes. I solved the problem by not tightening the screws very much.
- Because the x-axis motor and idler parts were not standard, the smooth rods had to be the right lenth (or a bit shorter). I’m trimming the rods in the video at about 3AM (time in the bottom left corner). The hardened steel is quite hard to saw manually.
- The neighbors don’t like the sound of sawing a smooth rod at 3AM, sunday.
- There were no cables nor the right plugs shipped with the electronics. I used pc-speaker (that beeping thing inside the pc) plugs and cdrom-to-soundcard wire plugs and soldered the cables to them.