You are going to build amazing things.
On November 22nd, 2016 we concluded our month-long Kickstarter campaign, raising a total of $314,547 from 1279 backers. We are blown away by the community rallying behind the project and we are excited to work with you in the near future on your projects!
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What is Maslow?
Maslow is a large (4'x8') CNC cutting machine designed to let you cut big, useful things out of wood and other flat materials. Cut out a tiny house, a kayak, a tree house, some furniture, or anything else you can imagine. Maslow is designed to be affordable to buy, cheap to ship, easy to use, and powerful. Because designs can be shared digitally, you can build on the work of others or create your own from scratch. Available on Kickstarter for under $500.
- Work Space: 4' X 8' *
- Encoder Resolution: 8148 steps/rev
- Real World Precision: +- 1/64th inch (.4 mm) or better
- Max feed rate 48 inches/minute
- AC Voltage: 110-250 volts
- DC Voltage: 12 volts
- Connection: USB
- OS for Software: Mac, Windows, Linux
- Size: H: 6' 8" W: 10' D: 1' 7"
*The work space is defined by the length of the two #25 roller chains so it can be easily enlarged or made smaller by adding or removing links from the chains.
How easy is it to use?
CNC can be intimidating so we've designed Maslow to be easy to use. We know there are a lot of you out there who have a tiny house / wooden boat / home improvement project in mind but the idea of using a CNC machine to make it real seems like a big step.
Maslow is meant to be a machine for everyone. Like any new tool, there are a couple things you will need to learn, but we'll be there for you in the community forums we've set up. You are going to build amazing things.
Check out the videos for a quick overview of what it's like to cut something out.
What is not included in the box?
You will need to buy two standard clay bricks, two sheets of plywood and three 10 foot 2x4s. Shipping a machine the size of Maslow could be tremendously expensive, so we had to think outside the box ;-). You will also need a standard wood router if you don't have one. We recommend the Ridgid R2200.
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Can't believe it works?
Maslow is something new in the world of CNC cutting machines, but it's based on a design which has been around for years: the hanging plotter.
There are some amazing 4'x8' CNC machines out there, but they are all too expensive and too large. The design DNA of most CNC routers comes from the upright mill found in a machine shop, but their jobs are entirely different. An upright mill is designed to carve a relatively small cube of metal in 3D with extreme precision. A CNC router is mostly used to cut sheet materials. We decided it was time for a completely new design. Check out the video to see a walk-through of the design.