Uses for a Tiny CNC Robot

Thinigiverse user Zamanlui's copy of a  Tiny CNC

Thinigiverse user Zamanlui’s copy of a Tiny CNC

Thinigiverse user Zamanlui printed a Tiny CNC with the idea to turn it into a platform for a phage/bacteria printer. While I realize that a two-axis CNC machine can be used for just about anything, I LOVE the idea that something this easy and cheap to build could be put to such noble uses.1 This makes me wonder…  what other potential uses would there be for a simple low cost CNC machine?  Here’s what I have so far:

  • Phage/bacteria printer
  • Drawing robot (one-off business cards, playing Tic-Tac-Toe, etc)
  • Drawing electronic circuits with a conductive ink pen2
  • Adding a third servo for a Z axis and a fourth servo for a gripper for a tiny sorting robot
  • I guess you could turn one into a useless machine that turns itself off?
  • Automatic pencil sharpener?

What other ideas can you think of?

  1. Especially when my most noble idea is to make the ‘bot cheat at Tic-Tac-Toe []
  2. How awesome would it be to use a Tiny CNC to draw an electronic circuit used to power a Tiny CNC?! []
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One comment on “Uses for a Tiny CNC Robot
  1. Ben Lau says:

    A drawing robot for signing cheque / document.