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Backpack Delta: Building the Lower Platform
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Constructing the Lower Platform
Before You Begin:
- Make sure you have the everything to build the lower platform:
- 3 – M3x35mm socket head screws
- 3 – M3 ny-lock nuts
- 6 – M3 Flat Washers
- Printed Parts:
- 3 – Motor Ends
- 3 – Platform Spacers
- Required Tools:
- 2.5mm Alan Wrench
- 5.5mm Combination wrench
- Recommended Tools:
- 3mm or 1/8” Drill bit
Building the lower platform:
- Take 1 M3 x 35mm and put 1 washer on it. Insert it into one of the two holes opposite the motor mount.
- Slide the screw through the hole in the platform spacer. make sure the flat part is down.
- Place another motor end on the screw after the platform spacer, followed by 1 washer and 1 ny-lock nut. Do not tighten the nut all the way, keep the nut loose, in order to attach the other two platform spacers. Repeat steps 1-3 for the rest of the motor mounts and spacers. Once complete, tighten all the screws and nuts.