Introduction

A standard Blackbox build uses “Blackstop” hall-effect (magnetically actuated) end-stop switches. They offer contact-less and precise trigger points that aren’t sensitive to lighting changes.

This guide covers the alternative officially supported option using mechanical limits switches.

Switches Available HERE

  1. Download the STL/STEP file package HERE
    • Download the STL/STEP file package HERE

    • Printing Guidelines

    • 0.2mm nozzle preferred

    • 0.1mm layer height

    • 0.2mm line width

    • Supports: Build Plate Only - Optionally can turn supports off and let Print_XYMicroSwitchHolder_Part2 bridge.

    • Material: Non-structural

  2. Orient Print_XMicroswitchHolder_Part1 as shown Install (2) 2x6mm dowel pins Slide (1) limit switch over previously installed dowels
    • Orient Print_XMicroswitchHolder_Part1 as shown

    • Install (2) 2x6mm dowel pins

    • Slide (1) limit switch over previously installed dowels

    • It is best to solder your wires to the endstop leads now!

    • Install (2) 2x6mm dowel pins

    • Push (1) Print_XYMicroswitchHolder_Part2 onto previously installed dowels. The endstop wires will pass through the lower open section.

  3. Orient Print_YMicroswitchHolder_Part1 as shown Install (2) 2x6mm dowel pins Slide (1) limit switch over previously installed dowels
    • Orient Print_YMicroswitchHolder_Part1 as shown

    • Install (2) 2x6mm dowel pins

    • Slide (1) limit switch over previously installed dowels

    • It is best to solder your wires to the endstop leads now!

    • Install (2) 2x6mm dowel pins

    • Push (1) Print_XYMicroswitchHolder_Part2 onto previously installed dowels. The endstop wires will pass through the lower open section.

  4. Seat (1) 2x6mm dowel into the BeltCorner_Right assembly as shown. The existing fastener will be re-used. Push the Y Axis micro switch assembly onto the previously installed dowel. Re-install and tighten fastener.
    • Seat (1) 2x6mm dowel into the BeltCorner_Right assembly as shown.

    • The existing fastener will be re-used.

    • Push the Y Axis micro switch assembly onto the previously installed dowel. Re-install and tighten fastener.

    • Mount the X axis micro switch assembly against Print_XBracketV2

    • Install and secure using (1) M3x8mm SHCS into upper threaded hole. Ensure correct positioning by confirming the micro switch arm contacts the Y axis flange near the center.

Finish Line

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