Hi, all -
I recently stumbled onto the Lowrider and have gotten quite interested. It’s a very clever design and I’m considering building one. However, I have a few questions.
(1) I’ve read that the Lowrider was inspired by the Crawlbot, a machine I think is really cool. And I see some of the Crawlbot’s influence on the Lowrider’s design. However, one thing I can’t tell is whether the X-axis is adjustable on the Lowrider the way it is on the Crawlbot. Is it? Or does one permanently set the X dimensions?
(2) Related to the above question, must you use a table, or like the Crawlbot, can you simply use the material your cutting as your Y-tracking material?
(3) I don’t own a 3D printer, but have long tinkered with getting an inexpensive one. How large a printing volume is required to print the Lowrider components?
(4) I’ve seen a couple of posts about mounting the Lowrider more vertically rather than horizontally. I believe a few folks were even pressing ahead with those designs. Any news to report? Success? Problems? I’d be interested in doing the same thing.
Thanks to all! Great tool! Great forum!