Populating the Staging Plate
We now have the main structure of the machine assembled! Now we'll mount some components to the bottom of the staging plate.
Refer to the images below for referencing where to mount parts on the staging plate.
|1||Vacuum Pump Wire (Labeled "P1")|
Some LumenPnP kits shipped with a pump that had its connector pre-soldered to it. If your pump is not pre-soldered, follow along here to prepare your pump.
|1||FDM-0025 (Pump Mount)|
|2||M3 Hex Nuts|
|2||M3x10 machine screw|
The first thing we'll mount to the staging plate is the
Pump Mount. This print suspends the pump using two rubber bands to ensure none of the vibration of the pump is transferred into the frame.
|1||FDM-0042 (Valve Mount)|
|4||M3 Hex Nut|
|6||M3x8 machine screw|
Now we'll attach the
Valve Mount to the staging plate.
Pneumatic Y splitter mount
|1||M3x30 machine screw|
|1||M3 Hex nut|
- Use an M3x30mm screw and an M3 nut to mount the pneumatic Y splitter to the staging plate as shown: B12.
Bottom camera mount
|1||FDM-0019 (Up Light Mount)|
|1||FDM-0020 (Up Camera Mount)|
|1||Up Ring Light PCB|
|1||USB Camera (Bottom)|
|4||M3x30 machine screw|
|4||M3 Hex Nut|
|4||M2.5x8 machine screw|
Just as with the top camera, you need to make sure you can rotate the camera's lens to adjust its focus. First carefully remove the set screw on the side of the lens assembly that is holding the lens in place. Next, unscrew the lens from the camera. You might need a light grip with pliers (preferably with soft grips) to get it to turn. With the lens removed, use a cotton swab to apply a very small amount of Super Lube to the lens threads. Be careful not to get any of the lubricant inside or on the lens. Wipe off any excess with a cotton swab or microfiber cloth. If necessary, you can clean the lens itself using a microfiber cloth. Screw the lens back into the camera and work the lubricant into the threads. Save the lubricant as you'll use it again later. Finally, add the set screw back to the side of the lens assembly. Tighten the set screw just enough to keep the lens in place but not so much that it prevents you from adjusting the lens with a little force, as you'll need to adjust the lens after the camera is mounted.
If you have the fiberglass PCB staging plate, you'll need to install a support foot to keep the staging plate sturdy. Stack the Foot Mount on top of the assembly. If you have the metal staging plate, you can skip this step.
Use four M3x30mm screws and four M3 nuts mount the whole assembly to the staging plate: D18, B20, D20, F22 (if you have the fiberglass staging plate, these will be the nuts you installed in the previous step). The cable connector for the Up Ring Light should be facing down and to the left, away from the valve.
|1||FDM-0024 (Nozzle Holder)|
|3||M3 Hex Nut|
|3||M3x8 machine screw|
Continue to installing the motherboard.