CNC coming together at the Hack Factory

Pete McKenna and Steve McGrath, with help from others, have built a multi-tool CNC at the Hack Factory in Minneapolis. It began as a CNC inspection machine that someone donated to the hackerspace. When I was at the HF on Wednesday the guys had it set up to draw with a Sharpie, and they also tested out a rotary tool as well. After I left, they attached Jon Barclay’s blue laser and did some etching with that. The results aren’t as slick as we’d like but the guys have made great progress. In the Twin Cities area? Come by during one of our open houses, held weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm.

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