Whoa! An Open-Source Linear Slide!

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Whoa! An Open-Source Linear Slide!

Postby daniel_reetz » 10 May 2011, 18:59

Check this out -

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/938 ... ing-system

It's an open source linear slide system that would be PERFECT for our scanners. I pledged $128 to get some prototype beam to play with - please consider donating if you'd like to support this kind of thing.

Personally, I am very, very excited about this! I have at least a dozen projects that will use it.
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Re: Whoa! An Open-Source Linear Slide!

Postby E^3 » 10 May 2011, 21:25

Hello Sir Daniel,


Good Day.

Sir, can we post the "DIY" of this open slider ?
Or if ever how to buy it, is Western Union payment is acceptable

Thanks

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Re: Whoa! An Open-Source Linear Slide!

Postby daniel_reetz » 11 May 2011, 03:16

Hey E^3,

Well, at first, it will only be available through the Kickstarter program, which accepts Amazon payments. Later, it may be possible to pay with Western Union.

There are many "DIY" versions of linear slides - we probably have a dozen here on this forum alone. So there's no problem there... the nice thing about this system is that it is factory made in a way that would be very difficult to DIY. There's some discussion of that over at hackaday. Check it out!
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Re: Whoa! An Open-Source Linear Slide!

Postby rob » 11 May 2011, 10:06

Wow, that's an awsome project. I have pledged! And the guy made a DIY laser cutter? How awesome is that!

I like how those idiots on Hackaday think that making an accurate linear slide is a matter of bolting a V to an extension. That sort of proves that the commenter hasn't actually built anything that works accurately. But then, you know what comment systems are like. 95% troll.
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