I’m trying to find a cheap way to build a Farmbot without sacrificing quality, and I have some questions related to this post: Why use expensive T-slot extrusion?
To summarize it, the original poster says that C-Channels can be used as a cheaper alternative to the V-Slot Extrusions recommended in the BoM, and doing that would also allow a builder to use a cheaper alternative to V-Wheels, and a cheaper alternative to the belts.
My problem is that Farmbot is the first project like this I have ever done, and I’m struggling under the weight of my current mechanical ignorance. I have no idea whether he is correct or not.
- Can aluminum C-Channels be used instead of V-Slots with the current(v1.2) design?
- Is there a certain type of C-Channel I should look for?
- If they can be substituted, then what type of wheels should I be looking for to replace the V-Wheels? What kind of belts would you recommend
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.