Here's my attempt at modifying Ambient's adapter plate design...
- the bottom of the adapter plate (the part farthest away from the gantry) has been deepened so it can accomodate the whole depth of a standard Wade's extruder base
- the slot for the hotend was widened so the widest part of an Arcol.hu hotend (the heatsink) can fit through without fear. It's not meant for support anyways
- the dimensions have been corrected
- there's an optional clamp that goes on the first row of the ORD Bot extruder plate holes
The idea behind the clamp and the deeper plate is to have as much of the extruder in contact with the extruder plate surface.
The clamp is there to offer some counter-force to the weight of the stepper. I'm probably being nitpicky for no reason, owing to the fact i don't have any experience with RepRaps and Wade's family of extruders, but i simply don't like the idea of having a relatively shallow extruder base clamped to the plate in only two points (two bolts) with a rather significant weight overhanging on the rear side.
Here are the PDFs in case anyone's interested:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1702513/Adapter%20Plate.PDFhttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/1702513/Adapter%20Clamp.PDF
PS: This would require M3x15 bolts for the first two plate holes if the clamp-bar thingy is used.