Routing and connecting the Y motor cables
Wiring and Pneumatics
This section is all about plugging stuff in! This is where we’ll route and plug in all the cables, along with all the pneumatic tubing. We’ll also be making a couple umbilical harnesses, so break out that heat gun!
NoteEvery cable harness has a single label at one end. The end of the cable with the label is the one that plugs into the motherboard. We’ll start by plugging the unlabeled end into the motor/actuator and routing them back to the motherboard. Then it’s easy to just match the label on the cable with the silkscreen on the board.
Creating the two umbilical cables in the machine
Connecting and securing the Y gantry umbilical cable
Connecting and securing the X gantry umbilical cable
Plugging in all the cables in the machine into the motherboard
Making all the pneumatic connections in the machine