MakiBox A6 Updated Assembly Design and Other Things

2022-04-02 18:29 by Jonathan Buford (comments: 0)

MakiBox A6 Updated Assembly Design and Other Things


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This week has been crazy. Starting to get Andres and Billy up to speed, finalizing the new space details, and dealing with the typical last minute supply problems.


Things are still moving along well. Andres has been working on the final revisions to the model, which is looking sweet. We are making small changes for usability and manufacturability. I'll put together some more details on that soon.



This is the revised method for assembling the different bearing rods together, to give you some idea on how easy it will be to put this together and to get things aligned.

The new space is going to be available for us to move in on April the 10th, so we will be really starting on production once we are able to get things initially set up there. Later this week we will go through the schedule and map it out to see what makes sense with the space availble at this time.

Overall things are really good. We are steadily getting people lined up and are also putting together some changes for



ro-bot-x responded:
Hi guys! I can't wait to get a MakiBox!. Unfortunately I just found your project and I am number 334, so I'll have a lot to wait until my number comes up. I like your machine for several reasons, but the most important is that I can integrate a 3D scanner (see DAVID laserscanner) in it. Also, I thought about integrating a 7" tablet in it, since the new tablets have a 3D capable engine and a graphic processor. I dream of a wireless 3D copier/printer machine, sort of a Star Trek Replicator device that is able to make stuff from recyclable materials like milk jugs. I am not an engineer to do it myself, so I thought I'd share my idea, perhaps you guys can pursue it. That would be cool. Endless possibilities...
Jonathan Buford responded:
Hi, thanks for your order! We are looking at some future potential in the direction you are describing. One interesting bit is that the final production boards can act as USB hosts, so we may be able to do something clever with devices that can act as a mass storage device. Scanning is a logical step, but we haven't really looked into the details.

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