Loading

MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.

Download Now

Report as inappropriate

OK, I just got through my first full "tighten everything down" assembly and I have a few notes:

1) Don't assemble anything based on the photographs of the blue prototype - most everything is opposite from the black effector pictures
2) The hardware used to connect the Nimble to the mount is not from Nimble. Nimble's long bolts are not threaded to the top which is needed for the spacing nuts shown in the picture. Best to buy a couple of M3x40mm or longer from McMaster Carr that are fully threaded so you can put nuts above the Nimble to shorten the effective bolt as needed. I used a 35mm that I had on hand for one and 3 washers on the top of one of Nimble's 40mm bolts for the other (it's a tight fit as the OD of the washers are against the drive cable mount).
3) Watch out which end of the Nimble points up. If it's upside down, the filament release would have to open into the fan/wiring shroud instead of where you can get at it when needed. (took me a while to figure this out as I followed Nimble's assembly instructions to the letter which is backwards from what you need in this effector. Nice that all you have to do is unbolt it, flip it and reattach).

Overall, I can't praise this design enough. Looking forward to using the Nimble, reliable bed leveling based on where my nozzle tip is, good cooling, and the upgrade to a V6 hotend. Also glad I sprung for the effector piece to be professionally done in nylon - this thing is sweet!!!

Now I'm off to do wiring for this and a new Azteeg X5 mini which is a whole new learning experience.