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Samuel PinchesSamuel Pinches Posts: 1,897Administrator
edited April 6 in General Discussion
If you haven’t seen this, you gotta watch this!



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  • GandyGandy Posts: 36Member
    Ever since I watched this, I'm thinking about modifying my A5 - has anyone tried this, yet?
  • GandyGandy Posts: 36Member
    For anyone interested, I started to design an adapter for the zesty nimble to the A5. It is in a very early stage and far from usable, but I'd be happy to get some feedback on this.

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  • Samuel PinchesSamuel Pinches Posts: 1,897Administrator
    Man, I wish JGAurora did something like this. Nice job. I really dislike bowdens...
  • GandyGandy Posts: 36Member
    Oh, I'm just learning to dislike them, but then I can be a quite fast learner at times  :D
    I could probably warm to the idea of keeping the tube for a reverse bowden, however.
  • itisnot_meitisnot_me Posts: 97🌟 Super Member 🌟
    they have an old one on thingi https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1843195
  • GandyGandy Posts: 36Member
    I'm using that mockup for my adapter plate design, this thingy is linked on the adapter plate design resources page for the current v1.2
    I will ask zesty tech to check my design before I order one, though.
  • itisnot_meitisnot_me Posts: 97🌟 Super Member 🌟
    They said on the video they will make you one but it's always good to start the process.

    I would love to get one but 100 is out of the question since I would need to get a new motor also. Would even know what length of wire to get either
  • GandyGandy Posts: 36Member
    Just uploaded a new version which uses the existing bowden coupler to fasten the mounting plate to the print head.
    Also contacted the guys from Zesty Technology to clarify a few questions I had.
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  • GandyGandy Posts: 36Member
    The game is on, I've just ordered my Nimble. I've come to an adapter design that seems to fit nicely with the A5 frame, doesn't shave off too much of the printable height and even allows to keep the frontplate (just in case that adds to the rigidity of the frame):

    @Samuel Pinches my video taking skills are non-existent so there won't be a youtube video on this. But I will try to make a few stills of the conversion in case this makes an interesting addition to the wiki. The existing pages on modifications for the A5 are a great resource (as is the whole JGA wiki) and I'd be happy to contribute.
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  • Samuel PinchesSamuel Pinches Posts: 1,897Administrator
    Sounds awesome! Really looking forward to seeing your results. Photos of the setup would be great - and perhaps some before/after print tests?
  • GandyGandy Posts: 36Member
    Will do. I'm hoping to resolve the extrusion problems I reported in the other thread, or at least improve things visibly. At least this setup should allow me to print flexible material.
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