Standard 4 Wheel MakerSlide Carriage

Bart Dring

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Bart Dring from Inventables

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This is a project to show the basic items needed to make a standard 4 wheel MakerSlide carriage. It includes some MakerSlide for reference. You should determine if the piece chosen is right for you. You can edit your cart at any time after adding.

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Material Description Price
Aluminum Spacers

Aluminum Spacers

Inside Dia.: .219 (5.56mm), Length: 0.2500 in, Qty: 10, Type: Aluminum Spacer, Use With: #12, M5, Outside Dia.: .375 (9.53mm)

$2.99

Button Head Cap Screw

Button Head Cap Screw

Finish: Black, Length: 30mm, Pitch: 0.8mm, Quantity: 10, Type: Screw, Screw Type: Button Head, Thread Size: M5

$3.49

Dual Bearing V-Wheel Kit

Dual Bearing V-Wheel Kit (×4)

Type: Wheels, Qty: 1

$21.96

Eccentric Spacer

Eccentric Spacer (×2)

Type: Eccentric Spacer, Spacer Type: Standard, Qty: 1, Length: 0.25 in

$4.00

Hex Nuts

Hex Nuts

Width: 8mm, Height: 4mm, Pitch: 0.8mm, Finish: Zinc Plated, Quantity: 10, Type: Nut, Thread Width: M5, Nut Type: Hex

$2.00

MakerSlide

MakerSlide

Length: 1000mm, Type: MakerSlide, Color: Clear Anodized, Ends: Not Tapped

$20.99

Standard Wheel Carriage Plate

Standard Wheel Carriage Plate

Type: Plate

$8.00

$63.43
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Technical Drawing

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1

Assemble the wheels

Press a bearing into one side to the wheel. Place the shim washer on the bearing and press the second bearing into the wheel.

The bearing can be pressed in by hand by pushing against a firm flat surface. Make sure the bearings are going in straight.

You can use a 5mm screw to make sure the washer stays centered. If the washer moves it is easy to re-center it later with a thin item like a paper clip.

2

Install the Fixed Wheels

The wheels are installed on the 4 holes in the corners of the plate. 2 of the holes are smaller at about 5.1mm diameter. These are for the non adjustable wheels mounted on the aluminum spacers.

3

Install Adjustable Wheels

Place a mark on the eccentric spacer on the surface nearest the center hole. This will give you a reference for adjusting later.

Install the spacers with the marks facing the outside of the carriage. This will start with the wheels in their widest position. Install the wheels now.

When you put the completed carriage on the MakerSlide adjust the wheels so they just light contact the rail. Excessive tightening will damage the wheels and put a flat spot on them.

Richard Beck
Great, I wish I found this before I assemble mind. I put the washer in the wrong place, easy fix, though.
Richard Beck
Ryan James
Shouldn't there be two aluminum spacers? Current list shows only one.
Ryan James
Ryan James
Nevermind. It would help if I read how many came in the package.
Ryan James
Jimmy Hardman
I cant download the STEP file. Cna you post as .zip?
Jimmy Hardman
Jonathan Wegener
Is the v-wheel kit out of stock? It's the only item not showing up as checked.
Jonathan Wegener
Kyle Eggerstedt
How much weight can this carriage support?
Kyle Eggerstedt