MakerBeam to keep us busy through the long dark winter evenings. For more info, see their kickstarter page, and the google group. They’ve been busy actually getting stuff made, so we’ll forgive them for not updating much lately. The beam cross section is shown here with an LED for scale. We got several lengths of beam; 45, 60 and 90 degree plastic connectors; fancy screws and assorted nuts. The prototype connectors are made on a shopbot out of ABS. The little screws look funny at first–there’s nowhere to put a screwdriver! They slide nicely into the side of the beam, where you can see that you won’t need a screwdriver for them.