CNC Week Kicks off Today with New Projects — and a Fresh Contest

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CNC Week Kicks off Today with New Projects — and a Fresh Contest

CNC Week

AKFContourHave you created an exceptional CNC machining project? Share it with MAKE and you could win $200 at the Maker Shed!
In makerspaces, schools and home workshops everywhere, CNC routers and mills are becoming cheaper and more accessible than ever before and personal fabrication is at an all time high. From CNC routed furniture to milled circuit boards to engraved artwork; globally shared files are now being fabricated locally.

As we kick off a week of CNC routing and milling projects, tutorials, and videos today, we’re launching a contest for the best reader-submitted CNC routing or milling project.

Enter the CNC Contest Now!

Submissions are due by 11:59 PST on Monday March 24th, 2014. Winners will be announced on Friday, March 28th, 2014. 

ShedA $200 coupon/voucher to spend at the Maker Shed and coverage of his or her project on

“The best project”, will be the most well documented, creative and original replicable project with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. The winner, to be picked by a panel of MAKE editors, will have his or her project featured on and will receive a $200 voucher from the Maker Shed. Let the sawdust and aluminum fly!

 Enter the CNC Week Contest and check out the Official Contest Rules

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Anna Kaziunas France is interested practical digital fabrication focused project documentation (anything that turns codes into things), as well as adventures in synthetic biology, biohacking, personal genomics and programmable materials.

She's currently working on the forthcoming book "Design for CNC: Practical Joinery Techniques, Projects, and Tips for CNC-routed Furniture".

She’s also the Academic Dean of the global Fab Academy program, the co-author of Getting Started with MakerBot and compiled the Make: 3D Printing book.

Formerly, she worked as an editor for Make: Books, was digital fabrication editor and skill builder section editor for Make: Magazine, and directed Make:'s 2015 and 2014 3D Printer Shootout testing events.

She likes things that are computer-controlled, parametric, and open— preferably all three.

Find her on her personal site, Twitter and Facebook.

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