I finished assembly and wiring of #HercuLien late last night. Here are some pictures. I am really happy with the precision feel on the gantry motion, the total lack of friction when moving the gantry by hand, and the package as a whole. The only thing remaining mechanically is the new side panels.
Next up is making some tweaks to the 3d model and uploading it to my git repository.
Once all that is done I will finish the removable direct drive extruder module that can mount on the carriage. That was one of my motivations on this project. I want the versatility of direct drive at low speeds, and the weight savings of bowden at high speeds.
Below is a YouTube link to HercuLien’s first moves: