Finally! Starting my build (wall mounted and hinged)


Great write up. I appreciate you doing this for our community.

Thank you


T’was a pleasure to be able to contribute.


I need to build my “Wall” thingy - you’rs looks great, have you made any “working” experience since you build it?

What would you change / improve?

Thanks for any update – I’ll add my revision of your’s as soon as mine is finished in the next weeks.

thanks for the idea/updates


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Are you asking about how I hinged my frame?

„Wall Thingy“ - sorry for being a Little „flappsig“. i was Talking about the base you Build for operating the Maslow at the wall.

A lot of the Info is already in your descriptions, but at the Time of writing you perhaps did not forsee some of the things you would be changing / do different / improve now.

so i was asking about These …


ah, ok. Unfortunately I haven’t had time to do much beyond getting the frame built and testing out the z-axis. I haven’t even made my first cuts or attached the skirt around the outside. So far, though, it seems like it will meet my needs.

One thing that I have been pretty interested in is the new horizontal slack chain take up that is being discussed in the 🌞 New Stock Frame Design 🌞 thread, though I don’t think I will implement it since I’ve already set up my chains.

I’ll keep your question in mind, though, as I proceed.

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I would like to see the sketchup file if you don’t mind.

If you are asking for a sketchup file of my frame, I did not make one. I think I have AutoCAD sketches, but I did not bother to completely model it, owing mainly to a lack of time.

I suspect, though, that you are looking for the impressive frame designed by @mcmiley

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Yes, i was refering to @mcmiley design, apologies for not being specific about that; i am still in the “which kind of frame” i’m going to build phase, while i get my machine and i am looking at all possibilities. Thanks @Keith.

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To kwith, I wanted to introduce myself. Im down rt 234 not ooo far from you. Name is Mike and I just got my kit. Didn’t see a way to contact you directly.

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Any updates, guys? I’m just getting started and wanting to do a wall mount design.

the wall build is basically the same as the stock frame, just skip the back legs
and kickers and put hinges on the top (possibly with another crossmember to make
mounting the hinges more convienient)

when you leave out the kickers, just attach something to the bottom crossmember
to support your material.

David Lang

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Yup. That’s exactly what we are doing. The back legs are gone. The front legs are about 30 or 40cm shorter (because they don’t touch the ground), and the kicker is basically a block which protudes a little past the front of the frame.

We screwed a long board horizontally to the top and put four beefy brass hinges on it. Another board is screwed to the wall for the other side of the hinges.

Two arms drop down where the kickers would be and drop into receptacles on the wall to space the bottom of the frame out to 15°.

Where are you in your progress? Would you do anything different?

I’ve been pretty happy with my set up, but haven’t had a lot of time to work with it.

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We have assembled the frame and attached it to the wall. We have programmed the Arduino. That’s all.

The tablet we intended to use won’t run Ground Control, so that has stalled things. The next step is to screw the motors on and set up the chains etc.

Not found anything we should have done differently (yet) other than maybe start sooner.

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Good afternoon, I would love to get a copy of your sketch up plans please.

Replying to myself because that’s what passes for discourse these days.

We have now attached the motors, chains, and bungees. We attached the Arduino to the top hinged beam and routed the wires. Next: modify router, build temporary sled, get software working, build final sled.


thanks for the update. I’m still drawing the frame on graph paper.

Jolly good. It took us a long time to get started, but we’re rolling along now.

I am informed by the Department of Binary Machines that Ground Control is now working on our donated tablet, which was washed and waxed and reinstalled with Windows 8. That means the last potential sticking point is clear.