|Proteus Delta half assembled|
|Slider/carriage half assembled|
|Slider/carriage with short spacers installed|
|How to properly assemble the idler mounts for installation|
|Idler assembly fully installed|
|Motor assembly ready for installation|
|Motor assembly installed and ready for addition of the drive belts|
Now, installing the mounting bolts for the motor brackets is a bit tricky, it's too tight in there for a crescent wrench or ratchet, so you'll need a 7mm metric wrench to tighten the bolts down there. I'd recommend leaving the upper bolts loose and tightening the lower ones to hold the motor at the top of it's range of motion, otherwise you will have difficulty tightening the drive belts to full tension.
|Using a rubber band to keep the sliders out of the way during motor installation.|
I also found it helpful to get the sliders out of the way since they tend to rest directly above the motor mount and make access to the mounting bolts a bit difficult until the belts are installed. A simple rubber band provided a quick fix to this nuisance, although it's probably avoidable if you install the motors before the sliders.
|Sliders with alternate carriages installed.|
I'd originally installed the Folger tech style carriages that are part of the printed parts listing, but they have a very strange way of locking the belts into place that just wasn't working for me, so I installed a set of these self locking carriages instead. After they where installed, it was fairly simple to loop the belts into place and then lower the motors to bring things up to tension. I've included a video below to show what the belts look and sound like once everything is tight.
|Proteus Delta with motors and carriages/sliders installed|
|Drive belt installed on one of the carriages|
|Test fitting the prototype print bed support, still needs some work|