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December 5, 2013 AT 1:50 pm

Shapeoko 2 Behind The Scenes #3DThursday #3DPrinting #shapeoko

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Shapeoko 2 Behind The Scenes:

…When I first heard about the Shapeoko and saw the picture of the machine I fell in love.  I first used a CNC milling machine in high school to make the car for a model roller coaster.  That machine also sat on a desktop but cost closer to $50,000.  This machine and Edward’s enthusiasm struck me as the right combination of everything that was good in the world.  Edward is a purist.  He had a clear vision for what the machine was and what it was not.  He had a clear vision for who it was for and who it wasn’t for.  The way he described it was “dead simple, no frills.” The first version of the Shapeoko I saw wasn’t the one above, it was this (below).

Shapeoko is an open source project that has a very passionate community of people that are eager to help newcomers and are very friendly.  There are no n00bs on this forum, everyone has a seat at the table and we’re all working on the project together….

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