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A Day with BoXZY (and me!) [VIDEO] by Ashley Cole

Welp, here's the video I was in for Boxzy! Enjoy!

I could knit pick how terrible I feel that I look in this, but truth be told- I don't even care! The dudes have done an amazing job and are kickin' butt! If you haven't supported them, don't miss your chance. There's only 9 days left in their Kickstarter campaign!

BoXZY Launch by Ashley Cole

GUESS WHAT YOU GUYS!

You can now sign up to receive your very own BoXZY. They launched the Kickstarter at 9:45 AM EST this morning and are only asking for $50,000. Lets help make their goal a reality and really get this amazing machine off the ground. 

So what is BoXZY exactly?

BoXZY is a desktop fabrication device that is a triple threat. It combines a 3D Printer, CNC Mill, and Laser engraver into one compact machine. It utilizes quick-changing heads so you can shape virtually any materials with a few quick changes. You simply slide an attachment out and replace it with another. BoXZY has a 4 micron resolution and drive all 3 axes with industrial ballscrews! 

But why do I need one?

If you're a maker and a do-er, or even just a stay at home mama that wants to create some cool stuff - you need one. It gives you access to creating cool things in a quick minute. The interface is easier to use than some other machines and quite frankly, you'll spend more on a single machine that has one purpose than you're going to for this guy. 

If you're unaware of all of the cool stuff you can do why don't you check on Thingiverse and Kerf Cases to get an idea of the cool things you can download to 3D print or check out what the cool cats over at Kerf are doing to make their engravings. Maybe then you'll see all of the possibilities that this machine opens up for you.

And if you're still unsure, maybe even just donate $5 and see where it goes. They're really a well deserving, hard working group of people that are doing big things in the PGH. So why not support your local makers? 

Here's the link to their Kickstarter.

Share it, support it, or don't- but there's no complainin' when ya miss out!

Boxzy Interview Day by Ashley Cole

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I spent my day at Tech Shop Pittsburgh hanging out with the awesome creators of Boxzy. It's a 3D printer, laser etcher, and CNC all in one. I used the laser etcher to engrave a board for the wonderful Martina Thornhill. I'll be featured, along with a few other makers, in their Kickstarter video. I can't wait for it to debut and to get my hands on one of these awesome machines for my home!

 

Boxzy was incredibly easy to use and the interface is very straightforward. All in all it took probably about 10 minutes to prepare (with the exception of a snag on the logo that had nothing to do with the actual machine itself).  I actually prefer this machine to the others I have used due to the fact that the Boxzy engraves more like a wood burner rather than a laser etcher. It has a more authentic styling to the engraving. 

 

 

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