Maslow brings the functionality of a CNC to your home in a convenient package!A CNC is an automated machine that takes a design from the computer and makes a cut-out object using power tools and a medium such as wood or metal. These machines look and function a lot like 3D printers, but instead of adding material they cut it from something larger. Designs are created or downloaded online and are extremely precise, compared to cutting by hand. Getting your hands on a CNC has not always been easy. Owning a CNC used to be expensive and owning a large format one in your own home was just unheard of. That is, until Maslow. Maslow is an affordable option to have a large scale CNC at your fingertips. The goal of this product is to make the technology involved in a CNC machine accessible to all. The creators, Hannah Teagle and Bar Smith, set out to have a CNC that could fit in a one car garage, cost under $500, and be cheap and easy to ship. At 4 by 8 feet and a cost of only $350, they met their goal. Maslow arrives as a kit and users only need a quick trip to the hardware store to buy the supplies for the frame, which includes 2 4’x8′ sheets of plywood, 3 ten-foot-long 2×4’s, 2 bricks and a standard wood router. Once the machine is all set up, it’s ready to cut wood up to 1.5 inches thick, and create anything from tiny houses to boats and furniture! Maslow works hard to address any questions or concerns from their users and their open-source, no patent format makes it easy to collaborate and get help from people all over the globe. Users are encouraged to share their designs with others on forums and wiki, so others can create cool new products for their use. With Maslow, the possibilities are endless! What is Maslow? Maslow is a large (4’x8′) CNC cutting machine designed to let you cut big, useful things out of wood and other flat materials. Cut out a tiny house, a kayak, a tree house, some furniture, or anything else you can imagine. Maslow is designed to be affordable to buy, cheap to ship, easy to use, and powerful. Because designs can be shared digitally, you can build on the work of others or create your own from scratch. Available on Kickstarter for under $500. Ready to order yours today? https://www.maslowcnc.com/reserve-your-maslow/
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Laura Caudill is a junior at Miami University studying strategic communication and political science. Interests include reading, critiquing films to her friends, and enjoying the great outdoors. She currently resides in Cincinnati, OH with her dog, Shadow.
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