Work in progress! Don’t hesitate to complete!
Maslow has many strengths. The most important one is that you can bring your own router, hardware and software. The weakness is you have a multitude of ways of setup! Sometimes it is confusing to find the exact information needed for your setup.
Let’s try to make a complete wiki, pointing to the right places of information. Editing this wiki is really easy. At the bottom of the post is an edit button. Edit it just like you would edit any post.
Check compatible operating systems
Check for compatible hardware, Many tablets have 1 USB port that is needed to power the tablet or you will run out of battery before you finish a cut. This would require a USB hub, powered is usually a better choice when a USB hub is required. Where ever possible use USB 2.0 ports.
1. Ordering material
1.a) Order a kit
1.a.1) Maker Made CNC Classic Kit, $499.99 includes basic kit, ring kit, z-axis kit. You will need to supply the router. Forum username @MakerMadeCNC. Status: active.
1.a.2) metalmaslow’s Metal Maslow Kit, $600 includes a Makita RT0701C router ($500 without router) and several upgrades to the original Maslow. Forum username @Metalmaslow. Status: Orders starting late November, shipping December, 2018.
1.a.3) East Bay Source’s Original Maslow Kit, price and features TBD. Status: Ordering parts, have not yet announced when sales will open.
1.b) Put together your own kit:
- Choose a router (???insert the maximum width of the router to fit in the ring!!!)
- Previous kit content
- Alternative parts list
- GitHub BOM and instructions
- CAD files
- Motor shield, alternatively you could make one yourself (Traditional board, TLE5206 board)
- Z-axis kit
1.c) If you opted for the bosch 1200 AE, order a Z-axis conversion kit
4. Building the frame
6. Temporary sled
8. CAD software
Multiple are available:
- Fusion 360
9. Cutting the final sled
Remark: attach the carriages and mount the router before fixing the ring. In that way you can verify the carriages can travel freely around the body of your router. Also push the router down to check if the carriages never touch the body.
10. Post-process your first design
11 Cut your first design