With just a few small printed parts, some 15×15 MakerBeam XL extrusions, you can convert an inexpensive tank chassis into a modular ROS powered rover. The 15×15 extrusions let you slide in 3mm hex nuts anywhere you want to attach a sensor. Visit cattern.com to see more.
On Hackaday Ryan Kinnett introduced his micro Rover. It is modeled after the Mars rover designs. With Perseverance now on Mars a nice project to showcase here.
The suspension system modeled after JPL’s Mars rover designs was developed as a test platform for various control schemes. If you want to read and learn more please visit the page on Hackaday. Here is a link.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sensornet (.nl/english) is specialised in accurate, long-term measurement of environmental noise vibrations, air pollution and other environmental parameters. In order to calibrate their vibration sensor they needed a test setup. They wanted to test the response of the vibration sensor before it was used outdoors. First they looked into using a laboratory stand. This idea was rejected since the specialised equipment is rather expensive for just a simple test setup. Then they came across MakerBeam.
MakerBeamXL was thought to be the best option to use to carry the weight of their equipment and the lengths needed. Below you can see some pictures they sent us of their test setup in the office. The laser measurement device (in yellow) is used to calibrate the vibration sensor. The sensor is just above the metal tube. The metal tube is the vibration generator.
Several products are (almost) out of stock: MakerBeam black anodised kits, MakerBeamXL black anodised kits, 600mm black anodised, 300mm black anodised etc.
Therefore we are also (almost) out of stock for our kits. Black anodised beams (MakerBeamXL or MakerBeam) have lowest stock levels.
We are expecting a new batch of beams coming in this July. Around July 20th 2017 we will be fully stocked again.
You might want to check our resellers for their stock levels if you want a particular item that is out of stock in our webshop. Here is the link: Country list – Where to buy