Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser

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Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Post by Motopreserve » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:17 pm

I will set them like that when I put the clamps on.

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Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Post by arvidj » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:12 pm

Motopreserve wrote:Hey folks. Please forgive me if this has been covered, did a search and didn't see specifically what I was looking for.

I am building my first ROSTOCK V2 (first printer ever), and ordered the trick trucks right out of the gate. I am installing them during the initial build and realized that I don't have the ability to print the belt clamps that Brian linked on his site. Is this a show stopper? Should I install the stock cheapskates for printing these clamps and then make the swap?

I read ahead in the manual and don't see any obvious stock piece that would be added to the trick trucks to clamp these temporarily until I can print the parts. Should I rig up something to hold them temporarily? Running the trucks up and down clearly shows the belts loosening.

Thanks in advance for any advice/help.


mhackney wrote:Great question! Chicken before the egg problem.

I would install the TT and simply use zip ties to tie off the belt. That should work fine. The other option - where are you located? I'm sure one of us could print you 3 and mail them to you. They are very small.


I in the same 'chicken - egg' situation. I just ordered my first printer along with the trick trucks. I'd like to avoid going thru the installation and calibration with the original trucks just to print the belt clips and then 'wash, rinse, repeat' with the trick trucks.

Anyone in the Minneapolis\St. Paul Minnesota area who'd be willing to print a set of the official belt clips?

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Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Post by JFettig » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:21 pm

If you send me the file and want to pick them up in maple grove I can print some up.

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Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Post by jram » Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:17 am

I'm in South Minneapolis, I could print some up for you if you don't mind picking them up.
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Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Post by arvidj » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:27 am

jram wrote:I'm in South Minneapolis, I could print some up for you if you don't mind picking them up.


JFettig wrote:If you send me the file and want to pick them up in maple grove I can print some up.


Thanks for the offers. PM sent to both of you.

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Post by mhackney » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:10 am

These things are tiny and 3 would easily fit in an envelope with normal first class postage. You'll spend more money on gas traveling 10 miles round trip than postage would cost!

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Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Post by arvidj » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:50 pm

mhackney wrote:These things are tiny and 3 would easily fit in an envelope with normal first class postage. You'll spend more money on gas traveling 10 miles round trip than postage would cost!


I agree.

I would have thought they would come with the trucks as they seem to be ...

(a) required as part of the permanent solution
(b) unique to the Trick Laser trucks, unlike the wheels, bearings, etc. that are also required but not included as they are readily available from another source and it makes no sense for Trick Laser to spend time and money duplicating inventory and handling for such ubiquitous items
(c) assume you have access to a working printer to make them.

I understand the engineering requirements for (a) and the ROI for (b) and am resolving the flawed [IMHO] assumption in (c) as best I can. If someone is going to do me a favor I would like to at least shake their hand. I did offer money but it was not accepted. Maybe I should have offered beer :)

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Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Post by Nylocke » Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:09 pm

A and C are both true, but this is an upgrade from the stock machine, so they probably are assuming you already have your MAX built, so printing 3 little clamps should be easy enough.

B isn't actually true, the belt clamp was originally introduced for the stock carriages (at least to the forum). Just seems that Brian preferred to go that route opposed to trying to make a while new belt clamp to replace the stock one.

Nothing of what I said really explains why TL doesn't sell these clamps with the trucks though, it does seem a bit silly, considering I could load up a plate of 60 on my Ultimaker and have them done in 3 hours.

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Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser

Post by Chrissi » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:12 am

Since Trick Laser is not making these Trick Trucks available any more, were they ever open sourced, Github etc? Scan plot, dimensions etc?
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Post by geneb » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:08 pm

Realistically, there's no need for them. The Trick Truck was built to solve the adjustment difficulty with the melamine Cheap Skate carriages. The current injection molded carriages need no adjustment at all. They grip the t-slot with the correct amount of force due to the design.

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