Friday, December 4, 2009

Ok, things got pretty hectic around here, but we finished building our plywood Mendel. We stopped using drawings and went for a more hack it together approach. We ended up abandoning the Z Axis support bars and only using the screw drives with a bearing on top and bottom for sway control. This worked well, but we do have about .5mm of wobble from a slightly bent screw drive.


  1. I have been watching your build....nice.

    When you "hacked" it together did you take any measurements?

    I hope to start on a wood mendel in a week or so. The pictures you took will be a big help. I do have wood working tools. [table saw, drill press, hand tools]

    Printed any thing yet?
    Arvin Evans

  2. Wow.. this is fantastic!!! New to reprap and was wondering if anyone had fab'd a mendel with wood parts. I would like to take you up on the CAD files. Could you please email them to

  3. Nice work Adam!, have you done any printing?

  4. Very cool!

    I added you on our Bot Directory if this is cool ?