Here I am, at the foot of Maslow’s pyramid, ready to climb the North face in flip-flops, as an enthusiastic newbie. French graphic designer, I know publishing and web, but nothing about object design. With my poor English, and what I have to learn in CAD / CAM technique, plus some Maslow subtleties, I feel like I first have to learn the hieroglyphs to find my way!
I climbed a few steps, actually. I mounted the frame with a carpenter friend, it’s a free inspiration between the standard frame, the bolted frame and the Unistrut frame. Solid and removable in three parts. Got 15° inclination.
I mounted and tested the motors with another friend: Arduino, Ground Control on my MacBook Pro, it works!
But everything has to be done before creating my own shapes, like:
- set and calibrate the motor of the Z axis (what should I do with the orange button? – Oh, I just found “Z axis calibration problem” topic, maybe it will answer my questions, with the help of a dictionnary)
- calibrate Maslow in Ground Control (this one seems to be a hard hieroglyph).
- search for the right weight and the good balance of the temporary sled,
- find the right CAM software: I tried MakerCam (not for trackpad on MacBook! Flash is definitely too old), FreeCad, OnShape, Fusion360, I think I shall stay on this one.
Fortunately, Google Translate helps foreign explorers like me, since Champollion and Rosetta Stone. May I suggest showing more settings using video? (the calibration procedure, the Z axis motor on Ridgid).
I have followed the forum for a year and a half, and I feel like knowing some of you, but a bit like the characters in a series. Now it’s time for me to get into the game.
As a gift from a very distant tribe with great respect, I offer you to watch the first minute of this French animated film, which is 50 years old, to share my feeling of Maslow.