The below images show the unpacked MakerGear Prusa Mendel (Hybrid) Kit, along with some extra filament that I ordered. Each build image corresponds to the steps in the Prusa Mendel Visual Instructions by Gary Hodgson, with MakerGear specific changes coming from Brock Tice's "MakerGear Prusa Mendel Instructions" which are a set of changes to the Prusa Mendel Visual Instructions. I printed both and worked through carefully. I only had a few confusing moments, and I'll send them my build journal notes as suggested improvements.
This first build effort took place from 9pm - 11:30pm on a Friday night - so 2.5 hours when I was already tired from a long week. I completed Parts 1 through 4 of the Prusa Mendel Visual Instructions and decided that I should come back rested for a QA review and THEN do all the frame tightening in Part 5.
We still have LOTS of work ahead, so if anyone is interesting in seeing how these things are build, give me a shout, we'd love to have another set of eyes & hands :>)
|Note the right side has WASHER | NUT and it should be NUT | WASHER (I fixed it later...)|