Machines that Make

The Machine that make project at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms seeks to develop low-cost machines that can be made using digital fabrication equipment, like the ones that are available in fab labs.

Modular Machines and Mods

Modular Machines controlled with Modular Software. Dec 2016.

Desktop Wire-EDM

A Wire-EDM that fits on your desktop. May 2015.

Modular Robot

Reconfigurable modular robot with interchangeable end-effectors. May 2015.

Tube carver

Milling machine for round stock. May 2015.

[m]MTM: modular machines that make

More modular machines out of prototyping materials for prototyping. October 2014.

Reconfigurable Stages

Reconfigurable one-axis stages for multi-purpose motion. October 2014.

foldafab

A deployable medium-format CNC router.

DIY EDM

An entry level (under $500) EDM machine for making carbide/HSS tooling and/or lead screws

5 Axis Timing Belt MTM

Low cost 5 axis machining.

POP Fab

A suitcase milling machine, 3d printer, and vinyl cutter.

Multi-processes lathe

The additive lathe is a 3D printer that prints on rotation objects.

Virtual Machine Network

Modular control for the MTM project.

Timing Belt MTM

A design without lead screws, reducing cost.

Fab-In-A-Box

MtM Snap-Lock

MtM A-Z

DIY Vinyl Cutter

Mantis CNC Mill

MTM-LJ

Cast Cement CNC

FabMate

Foamcore CNC

PCBMill

Parametric XY

Spindle

Internet Zero

Simple Stepper

Modular Bipolar Stepper Driver