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v1.5

Minor Versionm

by Robert

  1. Your WorkBee will be given a version number. You may need to know the version number at points in the guide.
    • Your WorkBee will be given a version number. You may need to know the version number at points in the guide.

    • The Version Number of your WorkBee can be found on the Flyer included in box.

    • The number below the version number is the serial number of your WorkBee.

    • The manual is broken down into sections: Mechanical Assembly, Electronics Assembly, Connecting and Testing.

    • Connecting is broken into two sub sections - Connect Via Wifi and Connect Via Ethernet.

    • Only follow the sub section matching the connectivity of your machine.

    • For the Ethernet version, you do not need to connect via USB.

    • Within each section follow through the guides in numerical order.

  2. Each Guide is broken down into a number of Steps. Each Step is broken down into a number of coloured Points.
    • Each Guide is broken down into a number of Steps.

    • Each Step is broken down into a number of coloured Points.

    • Complete all Points in each Step, and all Steps in each Guide to complete the Guide.

    • Some Steps/Points may not apply to your version. It will be clearly indicated to which version they apply.

    • Each Step will have one or more image.

    • Click on the image to view the high resolution version.

    • Try it now!

    • Go to 'Options' > 'Download PDF' to get a printable version of each guide.

  3. 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0mm Hex keys
    • 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0mm Hex keys

    • 5.5, 7.0, 8.0mm Spanners

    • Selection of Philips and Flathead Screwdrivers. Pozi #1 & Pozi #2 required.

    • Insulated versions should be used on electronics

    • Engineers Square

    • Soft mallet or Rubber hammer

    • Tweezers and Wire cutters

    • Do not use power tools to assemble the WorkBee Z1+

  4. Most parts of the kit are labelled with the part name and quantity provided.
    • Most parts of the kit are labelled with the part name and quantity provided.

    • The name on the label will match the name used in the guides.

    • For most small parts we will provide spares.

    • The quantity on the label will include any spares.

    • To quickly find which parts are in which box Download and print our Box Cheat Sheet

  5. Each Extrusion or Lead-Screw is assigned a letter. In the Guide these will be referred to as Extrusion-A, Extrusion-B, Lead-Screw-Z etc Extrusion-F and Lead-Screw-Y are matched pairs. Do not mix these with other Extrusions or Lead-Screws
    • Each Extrusion or Lead-Screw is assigned a letter.

    • In the Guide these will be referred to as Extrusion-A, Extrusion-B, Lead-Screw-Z etc

    • Extrusion-F and Lead-Screw-Y are matched pairs. Do not mix these with other Extrusions or Lead-Screws

    • The wires coming from each Motor or Limit Switch will be assigned a Number & Colour based on the Axis they are used for.

    • In the guides, these will be referred to as Limit-Switch-0, Motor-Wire-3, Motor-Wire-4 etc

    • Download and print our Motor Wire and Limit Switch Cheat Sheet

  6. Electronic Boards will come in an ESD Bag.
    • Electronic Boards will come in an ESD Bag.

    • Do not take the Electronic boards out of the bag until needed.

    • Touch something metal before touching the board to discharge any static electricity.

    • Never touch the components on the board. Always handle the board via the edges.

    • Be extra cautious when you are around static materials, such as carpets and wool.

  7. If you are using a USB to Ethernet adaptor it must have crossover detection.
    • If you are using a USB to Ethernet adaptor it must have crossover detection.

    • Not all USB to Ethernet adaptors have this feature. So double check your model.

    • We sell a tested USB to Ethernet Adaptor on our Website

  8. Have an issue with assembly? Got a damaged Part? Missing a Part? Do one of the following: Live Chat With Us Email Us
  9. Read each guide from start to finish before beginning. This will give you an idea of the direction you are heading.
    • Read each guide from start to finish before beginning. This will give you an idea of the direction you are heading.

    • Don't just look at the pictures. The written instructions are as concise and cleary written as possible.

    • Follow these guides only! Do not follow other WorkBee build guides or YouTube videos. Do not even follow Ooznest's videos. They may not apply to your version.

    • Everything should go together easily. If something is requiring a lot of force. Take a breather and read the guides again.

    • M5-Tee-Nuts have to be inserted from the end of the extrusion. If you forget to insert one don't panic!

    • Spare M5-Drop-In-Tee-Nuts are provided. Simply drop them in the slot, engage the bolt, and they will bite into the underside of the slot.

    • Don't Rush! Building the WorkBee is as much fun as using it. The quicker you build it the less fun you will have :)

    • You are ready to begin! Start with 1. Wheel Assembly

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Robert

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2 Comments

1mm hex key? The smallest metric size I believe is 1.5mm, then there some weird sizes like 1.3 and 0.9. I have searched my usual tool suppliers but none have 1mm hex keys. So I hope you have some suggestion as to where I could purchase this before I start my build.

Xander Langschmidt - Reply

Hello Xander, Thanks for spotting this!

I have updated the guide it should be 1.5mm the smallest needed for the flexible coupler grub screws.

Ryan Christy -

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