This rigid end effector plate is designed to be in place of the standard AxiDraw pen-lift Z stage, and provides an alternative mounting scheme for mounting various things to the end of the AxiDraw's arm, for applications where greater rigidity is important but the lifting ability of the standard Z stage is not required.
The rigid end effector is custom machined from aluminum, and provides six M3 tapped holes and two M4 tapped holes for mounting what ever it is that you would like to mount to the end of the AxiDraw, to use it as a 2D robot arm. The hole pattern is compatible with the AxiDraw pen clip, so you can, if you like, mount the AxiDraw's pen clip to this end effector.
Installation is straightforward, but requires a Pozidrive PZ2 screwdriver, not included*. Remove the AxiDraw's pen clip, and then remove the pen-lift Z stage by removing two screws with the PZ2 screwdriver. Install the rigid end effector plate in its place, using the two included mounting screws and the PZ2 screwdriver. You may wish to also tie back or fully remove the AxiDraw's cable guides, which normally extend to power the pen-lift stage.
- Material: Anodized 6061-T6 aluminum.
- Size: 1.97 × 1.38 × 0.19 inches (50 × 35 × 4.8 mm).
- Weight: Approximately 11 g.
- Technical drawing available for download here.
- Mounting hardware: included (Two M4×12 pozidrive-head self-tapping screws).
- Made in USA
The rigid end effector can be used both with the standard pen clip (included with the AxiDraw) or with the XL pen clip, sold separately. It is also compatible with the pen clip rotation stage as well as the Italic pen adapter.
(*A Phillips P2 screwdriver can be used in a pinch, but it is a poor substitute for a proper Pozidrive driver, and may damage the screw head and/or your driver.)
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