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Shaper Origin

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:27 am
by jsc
I thought this was interesting enough to preorder one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_wk3q8jWcs

It's a handheld router with a computer controlled bit. It uses machine vision and some fiducial tape you put all over your work surface to know where it is. You feed it a design and trace along the lines it shows you on the screen. Any small movement errors are automatically corrected for by displacing the bit. The advantage over a full CNC router is that you can cut arbitrarily large pieces, and it doesn't take up much space.

Won't ship until next year, but I'll have my craft cutter to play with until I get my Glowforge.

Referral code for $100 off for you and me both if you're interested: https://preorder.shapertools.com/ref/6VYTVJU9K

Re: Shaper Origin

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:08 am
by Jules
Nope! One long term toy at a time for me! :lol:

Re: Shaper Origin

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:07 pm
by Matt_Sharkey
oh man, and I got a raise this year.

Must. Be. Responsible.

Re: Shaper Origin

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:15 am
by zemlin
wow - that's a very slick rig.

Re: Shaper Origin

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:40 pm
by MikeThetiger
Need to think about it.