GoPro Slider with MakerBeam parts

Stefan from ConstrAct in Austria sent us a new MakerBeam project: a GoPro slider. For the frame 600mm MakerBeam (10x10mm) was used. The linear slide, also 600mm, was attached on top. It is driven by Arduino Nano with some additional parts from his 3D printer and CNC mill.

Below is a small video that shows the slider in action.

low stock levels PCBGrip

PCBGrip kits have sold out. Other PCBGrip items show low stock levels or are sold out as well. Currently we do not know when we will receive new stock. We apologise for the inconvenience.

The manufacturer of PCBGrip has not been able to keep stock therefore we are unable to order new items. As metioned it is currently unclear when we will receive any new PCBGrip items. We will keep you posted.

Car window fix

MakerBeam is also very useful to temporarily fix your car window. Anton sent us some pictures to show his improvised window using a MakerBeam frame. He was on the road for the ‘Modell-Hobby-Spiel’-fair in Leipzig where he represented MakerBeam.de (Chartup.com), see picture.

While travelling for this fair he had his car broken into. The car window on the right side was smashed. He made a MakerBeam frame to fill the window space. One side was taped, on the other side some type of glass was put in. The result: he could still make use of his side view mirror.

Turn your coffee table in to an eyecatcher

Alisa sent us this picture above. A coffee table with LEDs inside. MakerBeam black anodised was used to build it’s frame. This coffee table makes for a great eyecatcher.

Below are two pictures showing the build in progress. Plus there is a small clip demonstrating the lights (double click the video).

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Rotating cube

Stefan Gschroefl from ConstrAct sent us a few pictures from his rotating MakerBeam cube. It looks great.

The cube is made using MakerBeam. It now holds pictures of MakerBeam items and projects. Stefan is planning to attend the MakerFaire in Vienna in early May.

The rotation platform is custom 3D printed and runs slow. The rotation platform is powered by battery or external power source. It can be used for other things since the cubeholder itself is magnetic mounted.

 

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Windmill: Fisher Technik and MakerBeamXL

From Peter we received a great project where Fisher Technik is combined with MakerBeamXL. MakerBeamXL is used to strengthen the model of a windmill, see picture. For MakerBeamXL products in our shop, click here.

Peter researched his windmill model carefully. The model is build in 1:25 and measures 1m30 in height and 1m15 in width.
If you want to know more about his research please visit the fisher technik community website (ftcommunity.de). You can learn more about the project there.

Below is a video of the great project that took months to build.

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3D printing and MakerBeam

In the previous post the Light Box was shown. The feet on the light box were different from the feet we sell. It turns out that Stefan made the feet himself.

Light Box

Stefan sent us the pictures of his Light Box (link to post webshop blog). The feet on the light box were different from the feet we sell. Stefan had actually designed and 3D printed new feet himself. The feet are a bit wider and higher. He needed more space from the bottom to fit the planned additional lighting. The extra is light is set to be mounted outside the box to shine into the cube from the bottom upward. See pictures of the special designed feet below.

Feet of Light Box in detail

He also made a photo cube which should rotate (driven by a small motor). Therefore he also created a special holder. See the first picture of the prototype below as well.

Cube holder

Stefan is planning to be present at the Maker Faire in Vienna. He wants to show all his work and all MakerBeam parts at this faire. The Maker Faire in Vienna (Austria) is scheduld for May 5 and 6. Here is a link to the Maker Faire Vienna website.

Light Box

Stefan created a professional Light Box using MakerBeam and translucent acrylic glass.

 

The professional Light Box (or Light Tent) is made using MakerBeam and translucent acrylic glass. The prototype as shown in the pictures measures 300x300mm. It has integrated dimmable LED light and adjustable light temperature. Through the partial transparent acrylic glass also indirect lighting from 4 sides is possible.

Stefan Gschroefl (from ConstrAct, Austria) is planning to enhance it to 600mmx600mm. Also he wants to add light from the bottom. In product photography this is important to avoid shadows.