Piccolo – Micro CNC

This is the coolest thing I have ever seen

Piccolo the tiny CNC-bot from diatom studio on Vimeo.

Via Ponoko, who have totally changed my life. I’m now changing careers – opening a fab-lab in Wellington NZ… and if they’ll have us, we can be one of their suppliers – we have the 3D Milling kit that the US lot have, but isn’t available to Ponoko customers from the NZ branch.

It was Ponoko who started me off with the Golden Mean Calipers (which is where 1/2 my income comes from now) (because who does “one thing” any more?)… and now it’s become a bit of a personal mission of mine to do for other people what Ponoko has done for me… which is to create micro-businesses, so people can be independent.

4 Comments » for Piccolo – Micro CNC
  1. Fantastic! This is a great move!

  2. Voxel says:

    Do you have a site for your fab-lab? I was looking into getting some CNC wood fab from ponoko but NZ lab doesn’t do Ponoko’s P4/P5 sizes, and the US bros want to charge me scary money for shipping to Australia

  3. admin says:

    Yea – it’s http://www.trialanderror.it – but there’s not a lot on it yet :)

    My contact details are over at http://tangerineworks.com

    It’ll take us about 3 or 4 weeks before our CNC machines etc arrive… but keep in touch, I’m sure we’ll be able to work something out.

  4. Voxel says:

    Well I don’t get your hopes up too much, it’s just a few pieces for a hobby project.