@bar can I be 100% honest and make a dark confession?..
I’ve had wondering eyes. I love Maslow but I cannot help but dream about other systems. Lately (while watching Maslow cut pieces) I dreamed up the idea of essentially mating a router with a Roomba. You’d set the router on any work surface (laid flat on the ground or a table), turn it on, and let it drive around making cuts. It turns out my dram wasn’t as far fetched as I thought! See here: https://www.facebook.com/goliathcnc/?hc_ref=ART91HYzMmKoE0gJKUL0JIQ4HtIaC4a9Z9XuHJpZ91pHbB80DHRQI2P0Em_2jjFgtFg&fref=nf&ft[tn]=kC-R-R&ft[qid]=6468219687978238426&ft[mf_story_key]=2567696583947968976&ft[is_sponsored]=1&ft[ei]=AI%40fcf68680d9e68bd01e156c3b3d504a52&ft[top_level_post_id]=482688382097657&ft[page_id]=263060847393746&ft[fbfeed_location]=1&ft[ordinal_position]=2%3A1&ft[insertion_position]=1&md=1
My call out is this… we need an open source version of this!!!
I’m ready to strap my Rigid router and z-axis to some sort of robot sled that drive around.
The primary problems I could imagine would be a problem are:
1.) cable management. You wouldn’t want the robot to drive over a cord. Ouch!
2.) dust management. Too much dust on the board could cause the wheels to slip and mess up the cut.
3.) location calibration. Seems like a robot would work best of sensors were placed at the corners of any board you put down. That way the robot always knows where it is in space. Plus you wouldn’t need to calibrate the machine. The robot would just watch the markers on each corner and know when it moves, and how far.
4.) the name - I’m thinking Maslow Robo. Ha ha