Scaling up the ShapeOko is a fairly straightforward task involving larger lengths of [MakerSlide] and/or larger front and rear plates and/or the new X-axis plates discussed here: Shapeoko Forum: New X-axis plates. If you are increasing the width of the ShapeOko (with longer front/rear plates or the new design, and thus the length of the gantry), you will need to install a Dual Motor system (or the drive shaft upgrade? See forum post here.).
Ordering belts is complicated by belting being sold by the foot, Makerslide coming in metric lengths, belt anchor techniques requiring different additional lengths, and how many axes one is ordering for.
|1m||7 ft. will work, if belt anchoring is efficient --- 8ft. has length to spare|
Giant ShapeOko for Stylus Testing
Created by: User:Edward
Upgrade Name: Giant ShapeOko for Stylus Testing
Description: 33" ShapeOko for testing Styluses, with additional Y-axis motor
- 3 x 33" of [MakerSlide]
- 1 x (each) of 33" Front and Rear panel
- 1 x Additional Stepper Motor (as described in the Dual Motor upgrade)
- 1 x Longer(?) belt
Scaling up the ShapeOko for use with a stylus is detailed in this ShapeOko Blog entry.
There are numerous examples in the forums or in the wiki. Some interesting ones include: