naPS wrote:Not to be a d-bag or anything, but your second post is complaining about the lack of information while your first post is a youtube video of the extrusion process.
Before coming here and slamming someone, maybe just ask the question you need answered first? It sounds like in this case it could have saved you a few bucks.
False dichotomy between me posting a picture of the extrusion process and then asking questions about the application limits of the MakerSlide. They're unrelated. I still think the extrusion process is interesting, whether or not MakerSlide will support a heavier duty gantry router. Plus I've had dialog on the Inventable's forum as well, which I believe Bart has also responded to me and others about. So I don't feel that this line of delineation between one forum and another is one that I need to religiously honor.
There's a legitimate basis for me to complain about not having some clear information about the range of uses of MakerSlide, because I've seen no responses to any of the most relevant questions to my own on two forums now. I'm sure I'll find a use for the MakerSlide at some point, but at least now I know, what I was starting to conclude anyway, that if I want to go something somewhat heavy duty, MakerSlide isn't necessarily the product for it. I can take responsibility that my own goals have morphed slightly too. Initially I didn't want the MakerSlide for anything as heavy duty as I eventually I decided I want to build. I can handle that newbie tax. I didn't like being in the grey area.
The reason I finally posted like this today is that this is the last day that Inventables will offer free shipping on the MakerSlide related hardware, for people who pre-ordered MakerSlide. So I needed to figure out if I should lay out another $150 - $200 today or not. My budget has been hammered between buying so much CNC hardware and software and electronics lately that I just don't want to do that right *now* if it's not going to help me with the projects at hand. Anyway, frustration about what to do about the Inventables order and the urgency of the deadline and having a bad cold today at best may have shaved a layer or two off my diplomacy.
Anyway, I'm still glad I have the MakerSlide. I have a couple of applications in mind it will be perfect for. I'm impressed with the people, products and goals in general. I think it takes a lot of hutzpah, brilliance, creativity, good will and entrepreneurialism to do all of that. I'll just have to hope that I can get the delrin wheels, idler assemblies, belt, etc... down the road when I am ready to move forward with the other projects. Otherwise I have to spring for the extra stuff in the next few hours.