My zucchini / courgettes have grown too tall for my Farmbot Genesis XL 1.5 and as a result, the leafs get stuck in the wheels of the Y-Axis.
To solve this issue, I have designed and 3D printed some wheel guards to protect the Y-Axis carriage. The result is not perfect (I still cringe when I see the leaves getting ripped by the Z-Axis) but I haven’t had any Y-Axis stall since I’ve installed the wheel guards.
Nice. It’s these little improvements towards reliability that make the difference. I’m already impressed reading the Genesis 1.5 documentation and understanding how many little and big things they’ve done in recent iterations. This type of community support is the difference in going mainstream. Thanks @ClosedCircuit.
Dear Closed Circuit… I love your solution (I have the same problem!). So kind of you to post your model/plans for free. Unfortunately, I do not have a 3d printer. Is there anyway I could pay you for a set of these? Let me know. Thanks!
Unfortunately, my experience with international mail is not good at the moment (COVID-related delays and lost parcels). Where are you based?
I’d be happy to print and send a set if you are in or near Switzerland. If not, you would be much better off asking someone closer to you to print these. There are also online 3D printing services available in most countries nowadays. Send them the STL file and ask them for a quote for printing these in PETG.
I’m sorry I didn’t realize that you were in Switzerland!!!
Thank you for your response…very kind.
I will go with @masze and your idea and find someone who can print on demand.
This is a great solution you created. I think this would be a valuable accessory item that Farmbot should consider adding. This has to be an ongoing issue for most users as so many plants grow taller than the Y Axis (Squash, Tomato, Peppers and even Cucumber). Is this something you would consider @roryaronson ?
@ClosedCircuit sorry, I was in a hurry an pressed the wrong reply button. I meant the Wheel Guards. Would they fit for the x-axis, too? I’ve the same problem on the x-axis that sometimes a leaf comes under my rolls and your solution is very nice.