Printrbot Play Y-Axis Super Upgrade

Extend your y-axis to 150mm!

3D printer parts and enhancements

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All you need is 2 8mm 10" rods and a longer GT2 belt, both of which you can get off eBay for less than $20 total.

This idea inspired by nucgloworm's model. This can NOT be printed on the Printrbot Play since the width of the part has to exceed the printable width of the printer. I originally wanted to use nucgloworm's design, but I didn't like how sharp it was and how it was multiple pieces (which does make it possible to print on the play but also less sturdy and requires extra screws.) Mine print as single pieces but does require a printer with a larger build volume.

The front piece is a bit tighter on the rods so it should hold them in place. If one is a little loose, use some teflon tape around the end to tighten it up. The rods do stick out of the back a bit but it doesn't cause any problems, just make sure to keep it further away from a wall.

Materials and methods

Printed in PLA at 50% grid infill. I would recommend either grid or full infill for good layer adhesion. Print with the top of the parts on the bed (upside down.)



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3eb0d08cbc1c944c0e8abbb3fd665c6e?default=blank&size=40Swood333 added this to the Printrbot Play collection ago
Mini richard nixon s headTony Murillo added this to the Upgrades collection ago
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