Maker Pipe is a simple, affordable, easy-to use system of connectors that pairs with inexpensive electrical conduit you can find at any hardware store.
The result is a building platform with endless possibilities!
How it Works
The standard T connector is made out of steel and consists of 2 pieces, a nut, and bolt. There are friction bands on the connectors that help keep your connection in place. If you choose to shrink wrap the pipe for appearance or versatility the bands are not needed. Just slip the bands off the connector and save for another build.
When you are ready to make your connection, take two parts and interlock the puzzle piece shapes on the connectors around the pipe. Then put the nut in place with one hand (the connector holds the nut secure) while you screw the bolt in with the other. Use a 5mm Allen wrench to tighten and you are on your way. You have made a strong steel connection without any power tools or special skills.
Possible Connector Combinations
Connector Designs Available - Standard T Connector, 180 Degree Connector, 90 Degree Connector, and 45 Degree Connector
Electrical conduit/EMT's traditional use is to run wires through buildings. You can find EMT at any local hardware store and best of all it is super cheap! A 10' length pipe will only cost you around $3.50. Maker Pipe connectors are designed to work with 3/4" EMT, which is good balance between strength and cost. Your builds will hold up and last. EMT is also galvanized so your outdoor builds will keep through the elements. This affordable, readily available, steel pipe makes the perfect building material.
Features of Maker Pipe
The Maker Pipe is a smart and elegant way to build what you love. Here are some of the reasons why it might be perfect for that really awesome thing you have been wanting to build!
Shrink Wrap Color Selection & Application with Standard Heat Gun
Imagine the possibilities...
Have you have ever built something custom, that truly meets your needs or has allowed you to express your creativity? It's an awesome accomplishment and whether you did that yesterday or a while back, that feeling is hard to forget. Maybe you even shared that special moment with someone you care about... those memories endure. That's why we are so passionate about putting Maker Pipe in everyone's hands. We want more people to feel that sense of accomplishment and experience those special moments with others. It can be life changing at the individual level, maybe even a movement if more of us are enabled to make.
We would love to see Maker Pipe fulfill that dream and grow into an expansive building system with an enthusiastic community. We are passionate about making the connectors available so that everyone has a better way to build, create, and see their dreams become reality. We love the creativity and passion that the Maker community has and would be honored to see Maker Pipe be a part of that. In addition to the connectors we plan to produce all kinds of additional goodies to help people be creative with conduit. We see the need for many different connectors and accessories to really unleash the power of Maker Pipe. We can also see a day where we create connectors for different size conduit and pipe.