Maslow 4 is a compact large format CNC router. It doesn’t require excessive space, can be set up in minutes and can work over large formats up to 8’ x 4’ with millimeter precision.
It’s the next generation and complete redesign of Maslow2.
It’s a fully open source and low cost alternative to large format CNC routers that is accessible to individuals. It’s mainly envisioned as a tool that will allow individual makers to cut designs like OpenDesk at their home or garage.
The main features of this design are that it is compact, and even portable (depending on the definition of the word). And it can also work at a variety of angles - from fully horizontal, to almost vertical (up to 75 degrees), drastically reducing the space requirements for a large format CNC router.
Background[edit | edit source]
Six years ago the Open Source CNC Router (Maslow) was introduced.
Through the realization of a campaign, a diversity of designs were built and a community of people around the world was formed. From that experience, all the lessons learned were taken into account for the construction of Maslow 4.
Maslow 4 is a complete redesing of the original machine but improved.
What are the benefits of this solution?[edit | edit source]
The benefits of Maslow 4 are:
- It can be connected over a Wi-Fi with any modem browser.
- It's easy to assemble, no special tools are required.
- The Wi-Fi controller is much faster and self-calibrating.