Almost Done With Rewards
I am sorry about the long time between updates. Most of the day to day discussions lately have been happening over at my buildlog.net forum.
I am about 80% done with... Read more
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... Read more
Video of work area
People were asking for photos of the extrusion fabricator. Unfortunately I did not take any photos, but here is a quick video of my simple work area (garage) for the... Read more
Makerslide is in the house!
I wanted a little more control over the first delivery so I went to pick it up myself. I don't have a fork lift or raised dock, so I knew... Read more
Error on $128 Survey
$128 people get 12 feet of material. If there are any other typos, let me know. If this affected your survey response, send me a private message.
Getting closer to completion
I got some good news today. The material has been extruded and is off to the anodizer. That usually takes a week and then there are a few... Read more
Thousands of parts
The amount of material coming in continues to freak me out. I received 5000 of the eccentric/cam spacers today. This is from a new, higher volume source. I now have... Read more
I received a pair of four foot sections of MakerSlide yesterday. These are samples from the second test of the die. They do not have any finish treatment on them,... Read more
The problem with the movement of the hole turned out to be a cracked mandrel. A new mandrel had to be ordered. This is putting off the next test run... Read more
General Status Report
The procurement phase of the project is running smoothly. I have received many of the parts already.
The initial cut of the extrusion die was completed this week. The die... Read more
Material Update and general info
Things are moving ahead smoothly. The extrusion die is still in fabrication. I hope to see a sample in about 2 weeks. I have received a lot of other parts... Read more
Parts On Order
The extrusion die was placed on order on Thursday 6/9/2011 from a U.S. supplier. It will take about 4 weeks to complete and produce a sample extrusion. The sample is... Read more
Thank you to everyone who sponsored this project. The response has been amazing. I have been contacted by hundreds of sponsors who are very excited about this project. It... Read more
Getting near the finish line.
I am getting pretty excited that the first phase of the project is about to finish. Since it looks pretty certain that the project will be funded, I have started... Read more
When will it be done?
Many people have asked when the rewards and materials will be available. The Kickstart project closes June 8th. I plan to conduct supplier visits, final negotiations and order parts around... Read more
Sketch In CNC
Wow!Things are going great. We are exceeding our goal and that is going to mean more accessories at launch. I am getting a lot of great email messages regarding... Read more
Fully Funded !! Awesome....thanks
The latest favorite question: What is in the kits?
The kits consists of MakerSlide linear bearing components only. This is the extrusion, wheels, bearings, carriages, etc.... Read more
Thanks for all the support folks!
I have been getting the same question a few times today about the two machines at the end of the video.
The laser... Read more