[attachment=252] http://richrap.blogspot.com/2011/08/pimp-my-mendel-how-to-build-up-lm8uu.htm Here is a link with pictures of the part I think you were talking about for the 608 bearings, Nate. On the aluminum plate I'll give it to you, but I might need step by step instructions configuring the arduino mega, never messed with one before, also if we could put our heads together for the software, I have read that Skeinforge is not an easy program to learn so I think you are right about wanting to use Sfact. The Z axis couplers I used one on my cnc plasma cutting machine, it works "oh so well" . The picture shows the complete lead screw assembly I put together, on the left end of the screw, I cast the nuts with threads in them, then machined them to fit the thrust bearings, I was able to remove all end play in the lead screw with those little babies and lock them in place. Is Pronterface a free program, I will Google it and check. I just received my arduino mega , no stepper motors or plastic parts yet, I think I'll have them by the end of the week though, that's it for now, Jeff.
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