We wanted to let the community know that on Friday, Maker Made is launching our new version of the Maslow, called M2. This project is a result of everything we’ve learned over the last year-plus from the forums, customers, and our own dev and research, and we’re so excited to finally launch. Release party is Facebook Live, Friday at 5pm EST, which you can find here: https://www.facebook.com/events/551639809097741/?active_tab=about
The goal for M2 is pretty simple- take the Maslow and a) make it easier to setup, calibrate, and use, b) increase accuracy at the limits, and c) keep the cost reasonable (especially next to the standard tabletop CNC options). By doing this, we’re hoping to offer a new version of Maslow that’s more accessible to average people who don’t have the expertise that this group has.
Key new features will include- aluminum extrusion z-axis, GRBL-based DUE control board, wall mounts for simplified frame design, spring solution for chain slack, 3-pk of router bits, and free shipping. These upgrades will also reduce the lumber / router expenses by up to $150.
For existing Maslow owners, we’re also releasing a backwards-compatible upgrade kit so no one would need to purchase a full M2 if they want to use the new features.
So it will be built to support the Ridgid; “90” was a round-down. The standard M2 kit will come with a clamp for a palm router (DeWalt 611 etc), but we wanted to make sure the upgrade kit didn’t require a change of router for current Maslow users.
Is the spindle/motor component detachable from the base? If so, just need to confirm that it would fit the larger router hoop (intended for Ridgid R22002) for a 90-95mm diameter. The Z-axis will then slide forward and back along pre-drilled channels so you can perfectly center the bit without too much hassle. Then it just locks down with countersunk t-nuts. Again, trying to make it all really simple to use
So I’ve retrofit my Maslow with the Maslow-to-M2 kit. Very excited to test it out, however, Makerverse software is not released in the Apple Store yet so I can’t actually make anything yet. When will that be ready?
Does the M2 hardware work OK using groundcontrol to control it?
I’ve got everything setup correctly but am seeing some weird things occur when I cut or even move the machine around the cutting surface:
It slopes down to one side (and some times it slopes up to the right and sometimes down to the right). I can rarely get a straight horizontal cut.
These outcomes seem change based on where/when I home the device. If I home the device, the lines seem straighter, but not perfect. Then if I track to the far upper right quadrant, it will not be able to move flatly along the X-axis.
Is anyone else experiencing this?
I followed the steps recommended in calibration but am still seeing these sloping issues. After calibration might cuts (relative to themselves) are accurate, but not flat. For example, I cut a 20in x 20in box in the middle of the 4’x8’ board. The distances were almost exact, but the whole box was shifted about 4-5 degrees down to the left.