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Rewind: 15 mind-blowing machines from 2015

… that are NOT your typical 3D printer.

Although 3D printers have received most of the buzz in recent months, these next-gen machines are doing much more than just spitting out ABS and PLA objects. In fact, you can expect to find one of the following 15 gadgets on your workbench, desktop, kitchen counter or inside your man cave in the not too distant future.


A big hit at this year’s World Maker Faire, the Glowforge is a revolutionary 3D laser printer that uses subtractive technology rather than additive methods. With one press of a button, the device cuts and engraves a variety of materials — including wood, fabric, leather, paper, cardboard, food and acrylic — instead of constructing items layer by layer. During its crowdfunding campaign, the team impressively garnered a record-setting $27M in 30 days.


With X-Carve, Inventables offers several new elements to the 3D carving kit concept which they’ve been associated with over the past few years. This customizable piece of equipment is ideal for the workshop, and can create precision parts from plastic, wood and metal. It comes in two sizes, 500mm and 1000mm rails, which provide a 12″ x 12″ and a 31″ x 31″ work area, respectively.


Zippy Robotics’ Prometheus is a milling machine that rapidly produces prototype PCBs from your desk in minutes, so you no longer have to wait weeks for a delivery truck. It works by carving through the copper layer of a standard copper-clad board (FR-4 or FR-1), as well as drilling holes and routing the shape of the board itself if it needs to fit a specific enclosure. Prometheus boasts an extremely low runout error that cuts traces down to .007 inches in diameter, meaning you can design with pretty much any surface mount component.

Voltera V-One

Born out of their own frustrations with traditional fabrication processes, Voltera has come up with a unique way to reduce development time from months to days. Winner of both TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield and the 2015 James Dyson Award, the V-One can print out circuit boards, dispense solder paste and reflow.


Voxel8, in partnership with Autodesk, introduced the world’s first 3D printer for electronics ranging from fully-functional drones to hearing aids. Designers and engineers will now be able to actualize three-dimensional parts with embedded circuitry for the first time.

The PancakeBot

A perfect example of an idea that has gone from the ‘MakerSpace to MarketPlace,’ the PanakeBot is exactly what it sounds like: an automated appliance that can whip up pancakes in virtually any shape you can imagine.


A team of MIT researchers has opened up a new frontier in 3D printing: the ability to build optically transparent glass objects. The G3DP consists of two heated chambers. The upper chamber is a crucible kiln that operates at a temperature of around 1900°F, and funnels the molten material through an alumina-zircon-silica nozzle, while the bottom chamber works to anneal the structures.


There are 3D printers. There are engravers. There are CNC mills. However, BoXZY is different — it’s all three. Hoping to usher in a new age of ‘modular manufacturing,’ this triple-threat mini FabLab empowers Makers to alternate between the tools with quick-change heads. Oh, and did we mention that Justin and Joel Johnson raised more than $1.1M on Kickstarter?


Instead of having to run out to your local package store or brewery, Pico allows you to craft fresh, personalized beer right from home. One notable feature of the coffeemaker-sized appliance is its new PicoPak system, which includes conveniently pre-packaged ingredient combinations.


A finalist in this year’s Hackaday Prize, FarmBot is an open source CNC farming machine capable of weeding, seeding, feeding and watering crops. What’s more, its web-based application lets growers graphically design their farm or garden to meet desired specifications. This makes the process as simple as playing a game of FarmVille.

Ripple Maker

The Ripple Maker leverages 3D printing and inkjet technologies to adorn the top of your morning latte with complex artwork that could take the form of someone’s name, their face, or even a personalized message to the customer behind you. The unit itself is rather small, measuring just 8.5″ by 10.5″, and connects via Wi-Fi to a library of designs. Users have the option to choose from a menu of themes and text to stamp onto the milky foam canvas with natural coffee extract.


Bistrobot wants you to bid farewell to long lines and wrong orders, and say hello to an automated assembly line that can make peanut butter sandwiches on white bread with your choice of honey, blackberry jam, sweet chili, chocolate sauce and Nutella.


What if you could design ready-to-wear garments straight from your desktop? Thanks to Electroloom, you can. The team’s electrospinning process makes it possible for anyone with a small bit of CAD ability to create seamless fabric items on demand.

Circular Knitic

The artist duo of Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet has devised an open source, automated circular knitter dubbed Circular Knitic. In true Maker fashion, the idea was brought to life with 3D printing, laser cutting, MakerBeam and Arduino.


Like a Keurig for cocktails, the Bartesian is a capsule-based gadget that enables anyone to expertly fix their favorite alcoholic beverages in a matter of seconds.

Shapeoko 3

The Shapeoko 3 is an affordable, heavy duty, three-axis CNC machine designed to “do real work, out of real materials.”


Geared towards everyone from the DIY community to the industrial-savvy crowd, Evo-One is a sleek desktop CNC mill that can engrave, carve and cut complex shapes with incredible accuracy.

19 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week

Every Friday, we take a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 



This is the world’s first $15 64-bit single-board super computer. PINE64 has already garnered more than $360,000 on Kickstarter.

Omate Rise


This standalone, water-resistant smartwatch boasts a carbon fiber bezel and is powered by Android 5.1. Omate hit its goal of $30,000 in less than 15 minutes.



This subscription service delivers a new DIY electronics project to your door each month. Oscar Pedroso and David Brenner have hit their $25,000 goal on Kickstarter.



This palm-sized drone features auto-follow capabilities and a high-res camera. ONAGOfly has flown right by its $150,000 goal on Indiegogo.



This smart pendant lamp lets you move the light in any direction using simple paint gestures on your phone. Luke Roberts has already well surpassed its $54,266 goal on Kickstarter.



This hand gesture tracking camera offers a new way to play and interact with hundreds of your existing games and apps. Exvision has reached its goal of $15,000 on Kickstarter.



This sleek desktop CNC mill can be used on a variety of materials, from wood to plastic to metal. MakerDreams is currently seeking $65,432 on Kickstarter.



This set of collectable toys are brought to life by your smartphone or tablet using augmented reality. SwapBots is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.



This first-ever tennis wearable is equipped with an innovative multi-sensor and full body motion analysis to help you master complex movements, avoid injuries and conquer the competition. TuringSense is nearing its $75,000 goal on Indiegogo.



This smart lock transforms your smartphone into a digital key, providing simple, affordable and real-time control over home access from anywhere in the world. Lark-Wi is currently seeking $80,000 on Kickstarter.

SunnyBAG Smart Battery


This smart power bank is capable of visualizing solar-generated energy and consumption, sharing your experiences on social media, receiving automatic theft alerts and even capturing selfies. SunnyBAG is close to doubling its $10,000 goal on Kickstarter.



This camera lets you shoot and share 360-degree images and video. Memora Inc. has already reached its goal of $50,000 on Indiegogo.



This intelligent bottle tracks your water consumption, compiles your health data and keeps you hydrated. Moikit is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.

The Mondrian


This 3D printer is a compact, robust and highly-customizable RepRap machine. Emmanuel Gilloz is currently seeking $32,789 on Kickstarter.



This affordable, next-generation 3D printer features an easy-to-use interface and a large build volume. Arcadian 3D is currently seeking $300,000 on Kickstarter.



This smart lock not only secures, tracks and locates your luggage, but helps return it to you in 48 hours. Lockee is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

Avanca D1


This pair of wireless, ultra-lightweight sports headphones can match any any outfit. Avanca is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.



This Arduino Uno-compatible board is based on the FTDI FT231X USB UART and delivers 5V at a full 1A without overheating. Fred Dart is currently seeking $2,257 on Kickstarter.



This IoT toolkit enables you to bring your idea to life in minutes without any hassle or coding. Hanhaa is currently seeking $151,117 on Kickstarter.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here.


Evo-One is a sleek desktop CNC mill

A ready-to-run CNC machine made for anyone.

The desktop fabrication revolution is well underway, and joining the likes of several other impressive gadgety is Evo-One. The brainchild of MakerDreams, this sleek desktop 2.5D and 3D CNC milling machine lets you engrave, carve and cut very complex shapes with incredible precision on different kinds of materials like wood, plastic and metal.


With the burgeoning DIY movement in mind, Evo-One has been designed for everyone — from hobbyists to fab lab workers, and everyone in between. Its acrylic enclosure allows the machine to be used inside any room, garage or office, with no worries about dust or noise.

According to the Italian startup, you can bring your idea to life in just three simple steps: draw your project, select the material, and then let Evo-One’s open source software guide you through the process.


“Evo-One will create your project directly on the chosen material, letting you make a prototype, create or produce any item directly on your table. It will be like having a small mechanic’s workshop always with you,” the team explains.

Evo-One is said to work on everything from various plastics (acrylic, PVC, polyethylene, HDPE, Corian and Delrin), to woods (maple, mahogany, walnut, pine, MDF, plywood, balsa and cork) to some metals (aluminum, copper, brass, silver and gold). It can even be used on several composites such as circuit boards, glass fiber, carbon, linoleum, wax and foam.


Among its most notable features include an auto-zero touch plate and an emergency stop remote. Evo-One has a 14.5” x 8.6” x 4.7” (370mm x 2200mm x 120mm) working area along with a powerful spindle. This spindle is a single aluminum block with five ball bearings and a motor that cranks from 3,000 to 22,000 RPM with support for mills from 1mm to 7mm. Aside from that, the Arduino (ATmega328)-based device is equipped with a cooling fan for its upper part, a speed controller and some LEDs that illuminate inside.

Evo-One’s Cre-Mov software been created in order to execute any G-code and control your CNC mill in an intuitive way, all while previewing the process in real-time on your PC.


Sound like a desktop thingamajig for you? Head over to the Evo-One’s Kickstarter page, where MakerDreams has already well surpassed its $65,432 goal. Delivery is expected to get underway sometime this summer.