Piccolo is a pocket-sized stand-alone CNC platform. For under $70, you will be able to assemble your personal Arduino-compatible kit for tinkering, and playing with basic CNC output. Be it plotting a quick graffiti, printing a one-off business card on the fly, or multiple Piccolos working together to create a large mural, this kit provides a platform for experimenting with 2D or 3D digital fabrication at a small scale.
We are currently refining the Piccolo prototype into an open-source design that is simple, quick to assemble, and easy to use, and is entirely composed of digitally manufactured components and inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware.
The Piccolo project includes Arduino and Processing libraries, to use Piccolo in a variety of ways such as moving autonomously or responding to sensors and data, whilst providing an accessible educational tool and a new output for Processing sketches.
(via Make Magazine)
- This last weekend in Madrid, we attended the OSHWCon 2011, where we talked about the Internet of Things and presented the Ikea Annoying Lamp. In the process, we meet Nerea and Ivan from the Complubot Team, who have designed along with the Arduino Team the new Lottie Lemon Educational Robot. This two kids (actually this…
- Well, it´s finally here. I made a first working version of the lamp for the SeeedStudio.com Toy Hack Contest which ends this weekend!. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmSlk4zmhYo Here are a few of the improvements i have done on the lamp (check the details on the photo gallery below): -Improved the fix on the servos -Servo to rise the…