Starting to ship rewards
I finally got the last items, the carriage plates. I have started shipping rewards. I shipped a few today to get the feel for shipping the large boxes. I have a bunch more to ship tomorrow. I should get into full production soon.
I have realized that there might be a large amount of scrap if I don't coordinate the cutting with all orders. I am testing some cut optimization software. This lets you plugin all the cuts and tells you how to best to arrange the cuts on each piece. If anyone can recommend good free or cheap optimization software, please post a message here.
I made a quick cutting setup out of MakerSlide and a standard carriage. Here is a video of the cutting area.
pledged of $5,900 goal
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May 9, 2011 - Jun 8, 2011 (30 days)
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Thanks from me - A Mention on the Backer Page - Priority access to buy from first production run - Access to the "MakerShip" program.
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A 200mm laser marked commemorative thank you piece
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Laser marked piece plus 6 feet of MakerGuide
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Laser marked piece plus 12 feet of raw material plus enough wheels and brackets to build a simple system.
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The laser marked piece plus a mid sized kit with various lengths of material plus a bunch of wheels and bearings.
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The laser marked piece plus a large sized kit with various lengths of material plus a bunch of wheels and bearings.
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The laser marked piece plus a large kit and free access to the extrusion tool if you ever wanted to buy tons of material at cost to sell full CNC kits. (Not for resale of raw material or basic slide kits).