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My belt layout is the exact same as E3D's, but then I went to move things around just a touch so that when I get to it, all the parts which mount to their top plate currently would be able to mount onto 2020 style extrusion. I mean, choosing 2020 vs 3030 was partly cost and accessibility too. Like I think there is more versatility in 2080/4080 than 3060, so I went with it. Basically all I did was align the parts so they intersect on what is essentially a 20x20mm grid. You can use my design or steal ideas when it is up though!
For cheap alternatives I actually want to see if I can do a really small toolchanging setup using spare 2020 I have lying around. Most of the rigidity would come from laser cut acrylic, and instead of 6 tools it will probably be 2 or 3, just for fun.
As a bit of a tease, the idea in the end with this is that it will actually be a flexible toolchanging system where you can choose how many tools you want, size of bed, etc. I'm probably gonna change the name to line up with the IDEx style printer I'm also developing and maybe build a brand of sorts off of it. Also want to make assembly manuals and things like that for everything, but obviously these things take time.