Adjusted BOM, lost sleep....
I've been losing sleep over how to present the costed BOM (Bill of Materials) for the ShapeOko mill.
The most straight forward method has been shown on the downloads page... Read more
Pictures and Pictures of Parts and Parts
Just wanted to give everyone a quick glimpse into my shop. And by shop, I mean garage workbench.
Here are all the pieces (minus those pesky delrin nuts) required to build 20! ShapeOko... Read more
Big Day at Project ShapeOko!
It's a big day here at Project ShapeOko! After months of work, frustration, joy, work, hurrying up and waiting, work, worrying, work, and excitement We're finally finished designing and ordering... Read more
We're getting down to final weeks of this project!
This is where we're at:
1.) The design is finalized, parts are being ordered and kits will start shipping to the... Read more
The end is near!
Another productive week!
First and foremost: Here's a video of shapeoko running some gcode with the XYZ axis and a spindle enabled.
Spindle:This is the 3 speed spindle from cnconabudget.com that... Read more
Hi all! Here's another video of ShapeOko in action. As you can see the machine is *almost* fully assembled. However, as they say, they devil is in the details, and... Read more
Here's a quick video I put together tonight. Just a simple back and forth of the gantry to show off the new design prototype.
update: I just checked the... Read more
Progress, one 3D model at a time
When all you’re doing is drawing, doing price comparisons, and checking shipping charges, a post on those topics seems less than appealing.
With that said, we want to make sure... Read more
Reward are going out!
We finally received *all* the bits and pieces to start fulfilling the rewards! Hooray :-)
With somewhere around 30 backers receiving rewards that require shipment, there aren't too many people to make personal notification... Read more
Image from the drawing board.
Things are really starting to move!
Backer, Forum Member, and Renderer extraordinaire Peter, was nice enough to do a quick render of the latest design so everyone could have a look at where... Read more
Update #7: Arduinos, Motors, Power Supplies, OH MY!
We started receiving parts in the mail a few days ago! Every day I'm coming home to a giant box full of goodies, it's like the Holidays and Groundhog Day all... Read more
Full Kits! Get your full kits!
The limit has been removed from the $500 reward level!
It's taken dozens of emails and a few phone calls for me to realize that the more people who have... Read more
A couple of backers sent me emails asking about acme rods, more specifically, the lack of mention of acme rods in the new design. Here's my take: I love acme... Read more
An update on progress
The design which incorporates the MakerSlide is well underway! All I can say is this: It's hot!
The current footprint is roughly 15 inches wide x 15 inches long x... Read more
New Donation Level Added!
We ended up adding an "in-between" donation level of $100 dollars today in order to give away one of our original ideas: An Arduino pre-loaded with the latest version of... Read more