piccolo-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, February 24, 2012


The Tiny CNC-bot

piccoloCMU MTID student Huaishu "Nuno" Peng, and a team of former CoDe Labbers have developed a low-cost Do-It-Yourself (DIY) CNC platform. 

Piccolo, the tiny CNC-bot premiered recently in the Design Competition at the ACM Tangible Embedded Embodied Interaction conference in Kingston, Ontario.  The project featured last week on Gizmodo and MAKEzine.

The makers say: "Piccolo is a pocket-sized stand-alone CNC platform. For under $70, you will be able to assemble your personal Arduino-compatible kit for tinkering, and playing with basic CNC output. Be it plotting a quick graffiti, printing a one-off business card on the fly, or multiple Piccolos working together to create a large mural, this kit provides a platform for experimenting with 2D or 3D digital fabrication at a small scale."