At this year's Bay Area Maker Faire, we got to preview ShopBot Tools' newest lil box of awesome - the Handibot - and today they launched their Kickstarter campaign to raise $125k for full-scale production.
It's pretty great. Imagine a tiny little 3-axis CNC router that you can plug into a standard 110V outlet and buzz out perfectly detailed scrollwork. THEN just stick it back in your toolbox..!
We love it for its ingenuity, but it's also super-simple to use with 123D apps' CNC utility. We're working directly with ShopBot to build simple integrations into their tools, and I'm looking forward to carving something up with one of these little guys.
The Handibot takes a 1/8" or 1/4" shank bit and has a 6"x8"x4" x/y/z bed size. But because of its portability, you could enlarge that indefinitely with some sort of registration markings.
We love the folks at ShopBot and wish them luck in their campaign. We may even need to get one for the new office. Stay tuned to the blog and Facebook, we're headed to Maker Faire Kansas City this weekend and we'll get some more updates from the North-Carolinians.
As of this posting, they've raised over $49k.