CR-10 Nimble Sidewinder Kit

  • The Nimble CR-10 kit allows you to easily mount the Nimble Sidewinder on the CR-10 and related printers, like the Ender 2,  Anet E series and Tevo Tornado. Simply remove the bowden tube from the print head and use the parts in this kit to install the Nimble Sidewinder. Full installation documentation is provided. 

    Note: This is only the mounting kit. The Nimble Sidewinder is NOT included.

    This kit is delivered via Shapeways.

    The Nimble Sidewinder is a unique Nimble originally developed as a special request by a customer. The result was interesting enough that we decided to go ahead and turn it into a product. This kit contains all the parts needed to mount a Nimble Sidewinder on the CR-10 print head.

    The CR-10 kit contains a mounting block that clicks into the metal housing of the print head and a screw that uses the bowden thread to fix the block into place on the hot end. The extruder stepper is left in place and a Bracket and Coupler are attached to hold the Drive cable. The Drive cable loops around the column and into the Sidewinder. It is done faster than it takes to explain it.

    Overall installation is a 4 step process. Mount the block with the Mount screw and install the Sidewinder. This takes roughly 5 minutes. Remove the extruder and mount the metal bracket on the stepper. This will take about 10 minutes. Switch two wires in the extruder stepper plug, to reverse the stepper direction. Roughly done in 2 minutes. Reduce the Vref of the stepper driver on the control board. About 5 minutes.


  • Because the position of the stepper does not change, you can still use the filament out sensor if your printer has one. The bowden tube is then re-used to guide the filament from the sensor to the Sidewinder.

    This kit is also available on Thingiverse.

    Extra accessories for this kit are also on Thingiverse. 

    Tray for the Drive cable

    Alternate fan duct

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