We received pictures of a MakerBeam project: a sumo robot. It is a typical use of makerbeams. The beams provide the framework for several parts.The pictures were sent by Oscar Rodriguez Parra saying: "makerbeam has been useful for me joining several parts of the chassis"
Frits Lyneborg (Makezine and Let's Make Robots) posted a video featuring MakerBeam (18 November 2011). In this video about the latest in hobby robotics MakerBeam is used to create a "3D carver of Invisible stuff". This video definitely created some buzz on the internet and in our mailbox.
Here are the first pictures of the MakerBeam CNC 3Dprinter framework Joel Bodenmann made.You can also find these when you click display.
You can find this story and a short video on our blog.
on 12-02-2012 Msquare wrote:
Attached a few snapshots of, not so much a project, as a
short-and-quick tool: I needed to wind a handfull of electromagnetic
coils. One motor to turn the coil, and something to move the winding
wire to-and-fro so the wire is densly packed. I have plenty of spare
motors and other stuff .. if only I could get something to hold them
in place that was simple yet effective...? ! Yes- The new Makerbeam
The first picture shows the first evening (an hour or so) mounting the first stepper motor. Pure Makebeam stuff.
Then the second motor was mounted and for that I cut a little aluminium strip and drilled a few holes. The plate was attached to a makerbeam using the usual screw/nuts.
Although I prefer to keep my Makebeams "unharmed" so they are resuable, "the exception proves the rule": So I drilled a 6mm hole in one makerbeam, which made an aluminium tube/axel fit very snugly. (no additional screws required. It wont budge)
It only took a handfuld of hours (this weekend) - and it is the best piece of mechanical infra structure I have made for any of my projects. That makes me a very happy Makebeam owner.
The last picture shows a truism of most (of my) projects. They are a mixture of Mechanics, Electronics, and Programming. So the Makerbeam bit, although as essential as the rest, is just one part. (Extreemly short video of the machine in Demo mode available on request :-) ) It is not quiet finished yet. It needs to proove itself. The software needs a tweak or two and something to hold the other end of the coilcore.
The aim is to make the most of the available space and still have speed when printing. Heatbed: 20cm. The corner brackets on this design are 3Dprinted.
Solar tracking and MakerBeam by Jesús-Miguel Sáenz.
A MakerBeam computer stand was made by Tobias. He made a design first and then changed it (second picture).