Having a working Mendel poses a difficult question – what to print next? After having successfully printed its first self-improvement, it is time for Mendel to become a parent! And what better solution to our portability problems when taking Mendel on the road than a “Mini Mendel”, aka Huxley.
The last week was spent putting together a Bill of Materials and printing off parts, so now the fun begins! I will be documenting the process and provide a full BOM with sources and cost breakdown.
We decided to go with the Techzone version due to the detailed assembly instructions (not having discovered Spacexula’s Documented Build instructions), but couldn’t find a source for bushings with the right OD so substituted the original X Carriage with 623 bearings instead.
Bill of Materials
RepRap Printed Parts
|Name||File Name||Quantity||File Set|
|Y Smooth Bar Clamps||2||Techzone|
|295mm (11 5/8″) M6 Studding||2|
|210mm (8 1/2″) M6 Studding||2|
|M5x20 Mudguard Washer|
|M3x12 Cap bolt|
|M3x20 Cap bolt|
|M3x30 Cap bolt||2|
And here’s how the build progressed: