MakerBot z-crank

3D Printing & Imaging
MakerBot z-crank


One of the hassles of my MakerBot is having to raise and lower the z-stage (the up-down platform holding the plastic extruder) by tugging on the rubber belt. Tug, tug, tug, just to get the extruder into the right position for beginning a print. Zaggo in the Thingiverse made a printable crank to solve this pesky annoyance.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

View more articles by Becky Stern


Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 - Mare Island, CA

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Buy Tickets today! SAVE 15% and lock-in your preferred date(s).