So I am setting out to make an open source design that is both a CNC cutter AND a plastic extruder (like a reprap or a makerbot-cupcake (thing-o-matic)). It will have both an endmill and a spindle.
Here’s the plan as it stands (feedback, ideas and collaborators welcome!):
- Marauder will have a work area of about 11 x 8.5 x 3″.
- It will be possible to tote it around.
- It will be based on inexpensive parts.
- Construction methods will use common tools.
I expect to build many prototypes during the design phase. I’m supposing I’ll sell a few of them during the process.
I have no set timeline. I’ve been working on this for about a month.
Marauder is the current project working name. Naming the project isn’t a priority but I’m sure something will drop out of the process.