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  • Page 1 FROM THE MAKERMADE LEARNING LIBRARY SETTING UP YOUR MASLOW CNC TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 What’s in Your Kit? 1.1 Building the Frame 1.2 Adding the Electronics 1.3 Building the Temporary Sled 1.4 Installing the Z-Axis 1.5 Calibrating Your Maslow 1.6 Building Final Sled...
  • Page 2 FROM THE MAKERMADE LEARNING LIBRARY 1.0 WHAT’S IN YOUR KIT? AC POWER CABLE ARDUINO MOTOR & SHIELD CHAINS(2) DC POWER SUPPLY RING BEARINGS(4) RING BRACKET RING BRACKET MOUNTS(3) RING CARRIAGE(2) USB CABLE USB FLASH DRIVE X/Y MOTOR CABLES X/Y Motor Mounts(2) X/Y MOTORS Z AXIS MOTOR Z AXIS MOTOR CABLE...
  • Page 3 HARDWARE BAGS BAG #1 BAG #2 BAG #3 Attaches chains to frame Cords, hardware for attaching Holds bricks in place on sled to frame BAG #4 BAG #5 BAG #6 Multiple uses Fastens motor to mounts Attaches Arduino to frame BAG #7 BAG #8 BAG Z...
  • Page 4 DESIGN BY THE MASLOW COMMUNITY, PARTICULARLY USERS DLANG AND MADGRIZZLE 1.1 BUILDING THE FRAME TOOLS NEEDED: BUILD TIME: Difficulty Level About 5 hours, plus Power Drill glue drying time Precision Level Screwdrivers Safety goggles MATERIALS LIST: CUT LIST: COST: (7) 10’ long 2x4s 2x4s Approximately $90 (1) 8’...
  • Page 5 STEP 1: BUY MATERIALS 2X4 (or equivalent lumber) PRO TIP: Label the parts as you cut them, you’ll be glad you did. PLYWOOD LAST UPDATE 05.22.19 BUILDING THE DEFAULT FRAME PG. 2...
  • Page 6 STEP 2: CUT OUT PIECES AS SHOWN 2X4 (or equivalent lumber) 120” TOP BEAM 3.5” SPACER 82” FRONT CROSSMEMBER: UPPER 34” VERTICAL 3.5” SPACER 82” FRONT CROSSMEMBER: LOWER 34” VERTICAL 7” BEAM 3.5” SPACER 79” FRONT LEG 30” KICKER 7” BEAM 3.5”...
  • Page 7 Spacer & back leg both go 90º beneath kicker KICKER 30” KICKER 30” KICKER KICKER SPACER SPACER 1.75” 11.5” STEP 3/4A ATTACH KICKERS TO FRONT LEGS STEP 3/4B ADD BACK LEGS • Kickers at 90° angle to front legs • Place back legs on top of front legs, •...
  • Page 8 View from above, front FIGURE 3 legs horizontal to floor, SPACER FIGURE 2 back legs sticking up FRONT LEG FRONT CROSSMEMBER SPACER SPACER FIGURE 1 FRONT LEG KICKER FRONT CROSSMEMBER VERTICALS 34” Just use to measure, DO NOT ATTACH! KICKER SPACER STEP 5A ATTACH LOWER FRONT CROSSMEMBER STEP 5B ADD SPACERS...
  • Page 9 approx 18” approx 17” REAR CROSSMEMBER 88” KICKER SPACER STEP 7 ATTACH DIAGONAL BRACING STEP 8 ATTACH REAR CROSSMEMBER • Rest diagonals with one end on front leg, • Rest rear crossmember on top of kickers one leg on upper crossmember where they protrude from back legs •...
  • Page 10 TOP BEAM 120” STEP 10 ATTACH TOP BEAM • Center top beam across front • Screw through top beam into 7” beams on each side TOP BEAM 4’x8’ PLYWOOD SHEET STEP 11 STAND UP FRAME & ATTACH PLYWOOD • Rest plywood on kickers •...
  • Page 11 DESIGN BY THE MASLOW COMMUNITY, PARTICULARLY USERS DLANG AND MADGRIZZLE 1.2: ADDING THE ELECTRONICS TOOLS NEEDED: BUILD TIME: Difficulty Level Power Drill About 1 hour Screwdrivers Precision Level Safety goggles Computer or tablet Internet connection MATERIALS LIST: Part #1 AC Power Cable Part #11 X and Y Motor Cables Part #2 Arduino with Heat Shield Part #12 X and Y Motor Mounts...
  • Page 12 Arduino with yellow wire at bottom as shown • Port 3 controls left motor Port 1 controls right motor as viewed when facing the Maslow CNC. STEP 2: CONNECT THE POWER SUPPLY PART #1 AC Power Cable PART #3 DC Power Supply •...
  • Page 13 NOTE: Ground Control is the program Internet connection which runs on your computer and lets Computer or tablet you control your Maslow CNC. It’s free • In your browser, navigate to and is updated often. https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software • Download latest version of Arduino IDE •...
  • Page 14 STEPS 12-14 TAKE PLACE ON THE TOP BEAM OF THE FRAME, REPEATED ON EACH END FRONT VIEW SIDE VIEW FRONT VIEW STEP 12: INSTALL MOTOR MOUNTS ON FRAME BAG #4 (8) wood screws PART #12 X/Y Motor Mounts • Position motor mounts on beam flush with front and side edges •...
  • Page 15 BACK STEPS 15-16 TAKE PLACE ON THE OF THE FRAME BACK OF FRAME ARDUINO MOTOR & SHIELD USB CABLE POWER CABLE STEP 15 ATTACH THE ARDUINO STEP 16 RECONNECT ELECTRONICS BAG #6 screws, standoffs PARTS #1-2 Power Cable, Power Supply PART #2 Arduino PART #9 USB Cable •...
  • Page 16 DESIGN BY THE MASLOW COMMUNITY, PARTICULARLY USERS DLANG AND MADGRIZZLE 1.3 BUILDING THE TEMPORARY SLED TOOLS NEEDED: Difficulty Level Router, .25” router bit 5/16 Allen Wrench Handsaw or Circular Saw Pencil Phillip’s Head Screwdriver Safety goggles Power Drill, .25” & .5” drill bits Clamps (optional) Precision Level Socket Wrench, various sizes...
  • Page 17 18” STEP 1 CUT OUT PLYWOOD PARTS Saw, ruler • Mark dimensions of parts on plywood BRICK HOLDERS • Exactness is not critical for temporary sled 1X5.5” SLED BASE • Using hand or circular saw, cut out parts 18” STEP 2 CUT CENTER HOLE FOR BIT Router, .25”...
  • Page 18 STEP 5 ATTACH CARRIAGES TO RING TOP VIEW SIDE VIEW BAG #7 (4) shoulder bolts, (4) nuts, (8) washers, allen wrench PART #2 Ring Bearings Washer PART #5 Carriage mounts Ring • Place one carriage on either side of ring bearing •...
  • Page 19 STEP 8 ATTACH ROUTER, TO SLED TOP VIEW SIDE VIEW (3) 10-32 machine screws • Insert screws through pre-drilled holes from bottom of sled into router • Tighten with Phillips-head screwdriver STEP 9 ATTACH BRICKS TO SLED TOP VIEW SIDE VIEW Bag #3 Nuts, bolts (2) brick holders •...
  • Page 20 TERMS OF USE This work is licensed under the CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License To view a copy of this license visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons PO Box 1866 Mountain View, CA 94042 YOU ARE FREE TO: Share —...
  • Page 21 FROM THE MAKERMADE LEARNING LIBRARY, WITH THANKS TO THE MASLOW COMMUNITY 1.4 INSTALLING THE Z AXIS TOOLS NEEDED: MATERIALS LIST: Phillips-head screwdriver Part #14 Z Axis Motor T10 Torx Screwdriver Part #15 Z Axis Motor Cable, Safety goggles Part #16 Z Axis Motor Mounts (2) Computer or tablet Hardware Bag Z Ground Control software (free)
  • Page 22 STEP 1 REMOVE ROUTER ADJUSTMENT KNOB T10 Torx Screwdriver • In the Rigid router, adjustment knob is T10 Torx dark gray, located on side of router Screwdriver • Insert T10 torx screwdriver into hole in top of adjustment knob • Loosen screw, remove knob •...
  • Page 23 STEP 4 ATTACH THE SHAFT COUPLER Bag Z shaft coupler Bag #8 allen wrench • Shaft coupler has a larger hole on one end, a smaller hole on the other end • Slide end with smaller hole over motor shaft •...
  • Page 24 STEP 7 ENABLE THE Z AXIS IN SETTINGS Computer or tablet Ground Control software • Open Ground Control • From main screen, click Settings • Scroll down to “z-axis installed” • Click switch to “on” • Directly below, check “z-axis pitch” setting •...
  • Page 25 TERMS OF USE This work is licensed under the CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License To view a copy of this license visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons PO Box 1866 Mountain View, CA 94042 YOU ARE FREE TO: Share —...
  • Page 26 FROM THE MAKERMADE LEARNING LIBRARY, SPECIAL THANKS TO USER MADGRIZZLE 1.5 CALIBRATING YOUR MASLOW TOOLS NEEDED: MATERIALS LIST: Maslow CNC Power Drill, .5” bit (1) 4x8 plywood, .75” thick* Router, .25” bit Hardware and components (1) .5” carriage bolt Safety goggles...
  • Page 27 STEP 1: OPEN GROUND CONTROL TO BEGIN! STEP 2: CHANGE EXTEND CHAIN DISTANCE • Go to SETTINGS at top left of screen • Find Extend Chain Distance • Click MASLOW SETTINGS at top of screen • Click ADVANCED SETTINGS • Find EXTEND CHAIN DISTANCE, set to 1651 •...
  • Page 28 STEP 6: DISTANCE FROM MOTOR TO PLYWOOD • Measure approximate distance from center of motor shaft to top of plywood, value will be fine tuned during calibration • CONVERT TO MM! 1 IN = 25.4 MM • Click ENTER MEASUREMENT •...
  • Page 29 STEP 9: SCREEN 5 MEASURING DISTANCE BETWEEN MOTORS • If value is still at 1000mm change to 10 MM • Click RETRACT until most, but not all slack is gone CAUTION: during the next step, the chain may come off the right sprocket. It can be under a lot of tension and if it comes off, make sure you’re not within range A carefully placed small piece of duct tape...
  • Page 30 STEP 11: SCREEN 6: PICK CHAIN FEED STEP 13: SCREEN 8- GENERATE CALIBRATION PROCEDURE ARRANGEMENT • If using default frame, Click CHAIN OFF • The machine is doing all the work here, BOTTOM • Take a deep breath, relax for a minute DON’T SKIP SKIP- if you’ve done this before STEP 12: SCREEN 7- REVIEW THE...
  • Page 31 STEP 17: INSTALL BOLT FOR SLED BAG #2 pulleys, BAG #4 wood screws • Mark center front of top beam, about .5” from top edge • With .5” drill bit, drill hole in marked spot • Insert .5” carriage bolt into hole •...
  • Page 32 STEP 21: ATTACH STRETCHY CORD TO FRAME Bag#1 S hooks 1. Loop stretchy cord around center pulley 2. Loop one end of 3. Insert S-hook in 4. Hook temporarily stretchy cord to free loop on other to same screw as screw under beam end of cord first loop...
  • Page 33 STEP 25: ATTACH CHAINS TO SLED • Carefully hang sled on bolt in top beam • This is optional, but very helpful, as it may be impossible for one person to balance the heavy sled assembly while pulling the chains through the carriage mounts •...
  • Page 34 STEP 28: MOVE SLED TO CENTER • Return to Ground Control screen • Click MOVE TO CENTER • Sled should move to center of plywood • Click NEXT STEP 29: SET HOME POSITION FOR Z-AXIS • If Z-Axis is installed, make sure ENABLE AUTOMATIC Z-AXIS is turned on •...
  • Page 35 STEP 31: ENTER MEASUREMENTS STEP 32: REVIEW MEASUREMENTS • Same as STEP 7, if they look wonky, go back • When pattern stops, follow onscreen instructions for measuring and redo steps related to numbers that • Measuring distance and entering distance are off between cuts helps software dial in •...
  • Page 36 TERMS OF USE This work is licensed under the CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License To view a copy of this license visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons PO Box 1866 Mountain View, CA 94042 YOU ARE FREE TO: Share —...
  • Page 37 DESIGN BY THE MASLOW COMMUNITY, PARTICULARLY USERS DLANG AND MADGRIZZLE 1.6 BUILDING THE FINAL SLED TOOLS NEEDED: Difficulty Level Router, .25” router bit 5/16 Allen Wrench Screwdrivers Pencil Power Drill, .25” drill bit Safety goggles Precision Level Sandpaper Clamps (optional) Socket wrench, various sizes 18”...
  • Page 38 STEP 1 GENERATE G-CODE FOR SLED FILES • Download sledfiles.zip at Github/MaslowCNC/Mechanics/SVG Files • Unzip folder, locate svg file for sled- New Sled With Tool Paths.svg • Open makercam.com in a browser window • Click FILE->OPEN SVG File, select sled file, shapes should open up as shown on left •...
  • Page 39 STEP 4 CUT THE SLED • Turn router on • In Ground Control, click green arrow button • Router will move through pattern • Do not leave Maslow unattended while work is in progress • If you need to leave for any reason, click yellow pause button, turn router off •...
  • Page 40 TERMS OF USE This work is licensed under the CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License To view a copy of this license visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons PO Box 1866 Mountain View, CA 94042 YOU ARE FREE TO: Share —...