MakerBeam for sale in the EU
We are happy to announce that MakerBeam is now available in Europe! Visit http://www.makerbeam.eu/ to purchase starter kits.
We remain in stock at SparkFun, for North American distribution (with international... Read more
MakerBeam Batch One for sale at SparkFun! (Get it while you can!)
At long last, MakerBeam is on sale at SparkFun!
If you would like some in the next month, I'd recommend ordering as soon as possible, as supplies... Read more
MakerBeam on Public Knowledge
On Friday, Glenn and Sam appeared on the Public Knowledge In The Know podcast, to discuss open source hardware, Kickstarter, and the future of the MakerBeam project. Check it out!... Read more
Here's a piece of the standard. This is a pdf copy of the diagram used to make the beam; the license is CC-SA.
There's more coming. Anyone who wants to... Read more
Light at the end of the tunnel!
At long last, we have all contracted out pieces of the puzzle! These brackets and their brass cousins were the holdup, more or less entirely by themselves. If I had... Read more
We're getting there!
Our manufacturer for metal brackets has let us know that the brass brackets, which we need for everyone's order, basically, will be arriving this week. The stainless... Read more
Hello MakerBeamers! Thank you so much for your patience as late becomes later. We're doing everything in our power to make sure we can ship as soon as possible once... Read more
Hello from Betaland!
So February has come and gone, and Betas are yet to launch. We've had some delays in manufacturing our brackets, but the die is back from the... Read more
MakerBeam in the Wild
Hello MakerBeam Friends!
It's been awhile since we've done an update, either here or at our website. MakerBeam is in a pupal stage, if you will, no longer a leaf-munching... Read more
Big Beautiful Boxes of Beam
Oh yeah. We got ourselves some serious beam up in MakerBeam HQ. Boxes and boxes.
It looks beautiful. But you don't have to take our word for it.
There will... Read more
Bay Area MakerBeam Meetup: Palo Alto, Dec 5th
Greetings friends and backers! We've had a vigorous few weeks of moving money from place to place and ordering parts for the Alpha kits. Our beam ships today from the... Read more
The fun continues at Thingiverse: 15mm beam!
Erik de Bruijn was the second person to print our beam, doing so on a RepRap in the Netherlands. Less than a day after posting a design that didn't even... Read more
MakerBeam printed in the wild!
Scant hours after posting the model, user cyrozap printed it out!
This has us geeked to no end.
Check out a big photo here
Good job cyrozap!
MakerBeam on Thingiverse
Hello MakerBeam friends and fellows!
We've put a mockup of a 10cm piece of beam on Thingiverse:
A free 10 cm piece of the actual beam (as well as... Read more
80 percent! Plus: Kickstarter Questions
MakerBeam has cleared 80% of our funding goal, with 18 days to go! It's looking good for our project, and we can't thank our backers and supporters enough.
We have... Read more
Our Kickstarter page has been updated with a project video.
We hope you like it, and share widely!
Early Render 3-d Footage of MakerBeam in Action!
Here's some early footage we rendered. This particular footage shows a connector type which we have currently set aside work on, but hope will eventually be feasible.
We're hard at... Read more