ShapeOko, the 0 CNC Kit

ShapeOko, an open-source, Kickstarter-funded CNC, packs an 8″x8″ bed with a 3.5″ Z-axis. The $175 kit, which is currently sold out, consists of hardware only. You can buy an electronics kit for about $135, making for a very inexpensive CNC! [via Ponoko]

10 thoughts on “ShapeOko, the $300 CNC Kit

  1. Peter says:

    Unfortunaly the boys at ponoko do not sell kits anymore.

  2. GeekDadof4 says:

    Cool. Hopefully they’ll add a model with a larger working bed. Great for beginners to have a “kit” though. Takes a lot of the guess work out. Sold out, but I’ll be looking forward to the next batch.

    1. BXD says:

      Thanks to the use of “standard” MakerSlide, it’s very easy to extend the size of the working bed in the Y direction (a couple of custom parts needed to extend X, but it has been done — http://www.shapeoko.com/archives/512).

      Check out the wiki and blog for more info, or join the Google Group (groups.google.com/group/shapeoko).

  3. Craig Dunn says:

    The kits are being revived and made available again at: https://www.inventables.com/technologies/cnc-mill-kits-shapeoko

  4. EJ Strauss says:

    The biggest frustration for me after buying the Mechanical Only kit, was finding a driver shield. So I took matters into my own hands: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290704310139

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