Makers, hobbyists and crafters looking for an affordable desktop CNC plotter, laser cutter and engraver may be interested in a new system called the XPlotter which has been created by Pinecone Robotics.
The XPlotter is priced at just $349 and offers a wealth of different functions that can be used on a wide variety of different materials depending on your needs and offers a 300 x 245 x 10mm working area.
Watch the video below to learn more about this affordable desktop CNC machine which is available in a number of different packages depending on your needs offering just a pen, laser or assembly suction cup. The developers of XPlotter explain more about its inspiration and design.
XPlotter is designed to create a new definition of plotter. By integrating the laser engraver and cutter into the mechanism, it becomes a versatile yet affordable desktop tool for artists, craftsmen and makers to set their imagination free. XPlotter is not just capable of simulating real effects of handmade drawing and writing, cutting out and laser engraving on different materials as people like, but also be able to pick and place objects with great accuracy, leaving room for secondary development on more applications.
XPlotter draws pictures in two different ways. The drawing can be executed in pen, ballpoint pen, water color, pencil, etc. You can choose a picture and upload it on the computer. Then XPlotter could start draw it on the paper. It is not simply “printing” the images you choose but a process involves a lot of techniques. Like the cute cats we present to you, in order to portray the texture of the fluffy fur, XPlotter uses varied length and density of lines to render the shading on the cat, making them look more vivid and real. On the contrary, printers often fail to reappear the texture and details of the original picture.
For more information on the new XPlotter desktop CNC machine jump over to the Kickstarter website for details by following the link below.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Hardware, Top News