open source 5-axis CNC router

jon at jon at
Fri Apr 8 14:34:32 EDT 2011

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 1:31 PM, David Reyes Samblas Martinez
<david at> wrote:
> 2011/4/8 jon at <jon at>:
>> Yeah, you can see in his comment he threw out the idea even of open
>> source after he didn't raise enough money. Still great to get the
>> plans.
>> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 6:18 AM, Sebastien Bourdeauducq
>> <sebastien at> wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2011-04-07 at 23:26 -0500, jon at wrote:
>>>> Crap, they didn't get enough money :(
>>>> They should try
>>> Not sure this would be any more successful... open hardware geeks are
>>> cheap, period! Anything significantly more expensive or complicated to
>>> build than an AVR breakout has little chance of working with them.
>>> No geek would build that CNC machine. It's too expensive (and lacks the
>>> romantic cliché of "I build cool stuff with scrap parts that the evil
>>> consumer society carelessly throws away") and it's too complicated.
>>> IMO the Qi Hardware goal and approach is good: mass produce professional
>>> open devices that could be made cheap, while still allowing the minority
>>> of companies and people who are interested in the open design to benefit
>>> from it.
>>> It's the normal - and proven - hardware industry upgraded to the age of
>>> the copyleft and Internet :)
>>> S.
>> Totally. I still would like to see other hardware from others go up on
>> qi-hardware site.

Of course! GOOOOO!

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