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Camille and Genevieve Beatty with their CNC mill.

Camille (left) and Genevieve (right) Beatty with their CNC mill.

My daughters and I use our CNC mill to make custom aluminum parts for our robots on We didn’t know much about machining when we first started, so it took us a while to figure out exactly what accessories we needed. We now use these on nearly every job we run.

Robert Beatty

Robert Beatty

As the founder and CEO of Plex Systems, Robert Beatty was one of the pioneers of the cloud services industry. He retired in 2006 to spend more time with his family and pursue his writing career. Today, he and his daughters build robots for their own fun and learning, and sometimes for museums. His first novel for young adults will be published by Disney-Hyperion in 2015.

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