Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 8, 2011.

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      Creator Barton Dring on October 31, 2011

      bdring (at) buildlog.net

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      Creator Larry on October 31, 2011

      Does anyone know how to contack Barton Dring ?
      Thanks

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      Creator David Snell on October 27, 2011

      +1 for MakerBeam's comment about a miniaturized version.

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      Creator Larry on October 27, 2011

      Hi,
      I pledge a $1.00, what can I buy and what is the cost?
      Thanks, Larry

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      Creator David Snell on October 24, 2011

      Got my Makerslide today and I have to say it all looks to be excellent. I LOVE the look of the black anodized piece. I cannot wait until you can start anodized varieties from your store. In the meantime maybe people can do it themselves:
      http://www.observationsblog.com/4/post/2011/10/anodizing-and-dying-aluminum-without-battery-acid.html

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      Creator Bill Griggs on October 22, 2011

      I got my Makerslide and it looks great. I made a video of the unboxing. I am so happy with the execution of this project. Great job Barton. http://www.makermasters.com/makerslide-a-first-look-at-an-open-source-linear-bearing-system

      Bill

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      Creator Steven Brendtro on October 19, 2011

      Got my MakerSlide reward today... Great job Barton! Its been an honor backing your project!

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      Creator Ray Hammond on October 16, 2011

      I received my makerslide reward. It looks great! Excellent execution Bart.

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      Creator Bill Griggs on October 12, 2011

      Bart, I thought I would let you know about the articles I have put out on Makerslides recently. I am looking forward to getting my Slides so that I can begin working on two things we mentioned when we spoke.

      http://www.makermasters.com/shapeoko-being-tested-with-makerslide-open-source-linear-bearing-system

      http://www.makermasters.com/shapeoko-diy-cnc-router-table-makes-its-first-cut

      http://www.makermasters.com/makerslide-starting-to-ship-open-source-linear-bearing-system

      Bill

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      Creator Barton Dring on September 22, 2011

      Yes...and the actual price may come down a bit from that at the time of shipment.

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      Creator Nathan Logan on September 22, 2011

      On the $1-31 reward survey, you list nylon spacers at $25 each. Do you actually mean $0.25 each?

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      Creator Yuji Tomita on September 22, 2011

      Bart, you are awesome. Thank you for putting in all of the hard work to make this happen.

      I can't wait to build the laser.

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      Creator Barton Dring on July 12, 2011

      FYI: While we are waiting for the material to arrive, there are some fun ideas getting kicked around over at buildlog.net

      http://www.buildlog.net/forum/viewtopic.php…

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      Creator Senthil Seveelavanan on June 8, 2011

      Well done!

      Personally I am hoping this system leads to open source medium power cnc router

      All the best

      Chendy

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      Creator Cameron Brown on June 8, 2011

      Congrats on such a succesful project!

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      Creator Barton Dring on June 5, 2011

      We have another sponsored MakerShip project!

      It is a simple camera dolly. There is a write up on it here...

      http://www.buildlog.net/forum/viewtopic.php…

      The Delrin wheels on steel V's I currently use are almost silent, so this will work well for this project.

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      Creator Sam Atman on June 5, 2011

      Go Bart! I remember when you mentioned this last year, glad to see it go so well.

      It won't surprise you to hear I'm keenly interested in a miniature version of MakerSlide! Drop me an email sometime...

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      Creator signal7 on June 4, 2011

      It's good to see someone tackling this problem. I've wanted a CNC platform for ages, but I was never very enthusiastic about using old printer parts to get the slides. Some extrusion manufacturers have alternatives, but the ones I saw didn't appear to be able to handle very much use.

      I'm really looking forward to playing around with this system.

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      Creator Michael Manfre on June 2, 2011

      Congrats on exceeding the pledge goal. I'm looking forward to the CNC router build.

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      Creator Larry on June 2, 2011

      Barton,
      I posted a link to your site at http://www.cnczone.com/, The MakerSlide

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      Creator Nick Taylor on May 26, 2011

      Nice one - I'll buy some of this... see if I can get it to work as a video-camera slider... it costs about 8x less than the cheapest alternative.

      Really like the modular aspect as well. I came to this page via a story about open-source laser-cutters... and what you're doing looks a little like a high-tech lego-type approach for making really quite sophisticated machines.

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      Creator Lee Wenger on May 26, 2011

      Great idea - happy to support this - I'll definitely be buying some of this stuff.

      You're right about the rails being one of the biggest areas of cost/complexity - the other being the drive system. I hope you'll think about creating some future variant of this that has an integrated drive capability - I'm thinking something along the lines of a rack that could be just built in to the extrusion somehow. A stepper powered follower plate would be a really nice addition too.

      Congrats that you've got your funding!

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      Creator Barton Dring on May 25, 2011

      I plan to do an open source CNC router with this material. I don't think a second "project" will be required. I plan to start the project in late June. The design process will be documented at buildlog.net, just like the 2.x was.

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      Creator Shao on May 25, 2011

      Great work. I pledged for $128, but i'm more interested in a full CNC router- and/or 2.x laser kit. I hope you will add this. If it is too much for this project, maybe a second project?

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      Creator Barton Dring on May 20, 2011

      We have our first sponsored "MakerShip" project!

      This is the SYSGRO project. It 3D printer project that uses a digital light projector to create a model out of UV resin. They want to use some MakerSlide on the column that moves the build platform.

      http://www.buildlog.net/forum/viewtopic.php…

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      Creator Nick Meyer on May 20, 2011

      Can't wait to get an update on the timeline for availability, this looks great although it may be a stretch for the medium duty wood routing I plan on doing, although I always feed slow. Any idea on the weight capacity of a single v-bearing bracket?

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      Creator Barton Dring on May 18, 2011

      If you can present it visually via sketch, CAD, Sketchup, etc, I will definitely consider it. I could use a pick and place machine!

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      Creator Giant Shoulder, Inc. on May 18, 2011

      Great work, I'm looking forward to getting the MakerSlide components. I'm interested in building my own Laser (you've got that covered) :). Also, I'm interested in making a small SMT/SMD pick-n-place machine for proto/small run builds. Dunno, if that's of interest for your MakerShip program.

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      Creator Barton Dring on May 13, 2011

      FYI: A detailed rendering of the Sketching in CNC video is here.

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/buildlog/5716949497/in/photostream/lightbox/

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      Creator Joshua Franz on May 12, 2011

      I only gave $1 at this point, but I intend to give more when I can! This project opens up so many opportunities!!

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      Creator daniel on May 11, 2011

      #92, even after your goal has been reached, think this project deserves support! Best of luck

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      Creator Tomi on May 11, 2011

      Congratulations from me too. Well done, great work!

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      Creator Chris Muncy on May 11, 2011

      Proud to be #72!

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      Creator Bill Griggs on May 11, 2011

      Congratulation Bart! Your dream just became a reality.

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      Creator Lucian on May 11, 2011

      Glad to be #75.
      Great work Bart.
      Thanks

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      Creator David Snell on May 11, 2011

      Went past the funding mark with 28 days to go! Congratulations.

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      Creator Olly Butterfield on May 11, 2011

      I *love* this idea. Spent too long getting depressed looking at expensive linear slide systems!

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      Creator Bill Griggs on May 11, 2011

      $500 to go.

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      Creator CubeSpawn on May 10, 2011

      Excellent Idea - I'd like to use it for an implementation of my project: CubeSpawn - which is also open source! ;-)

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      Creator Yuji Tomita on May 10, 2011

      Thanks Bart :D

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      Creator Nick Lucking on May 10, 2011

      I think this is really exciting !!

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