With the emergence of 3D printers, people are having an easier time producing prototypes and testing ideas. Carvey is another exciting machine you can use to bring your ideas to life. It is a tabletop 3D carving machine that allows you to create objects from various materials, including wood, metal, and plastic. There is a free design software available that makes it easy to get started.
Easel happens to be a design software that lets you design in 2D and view your work in 3D. Using it, you can create your own design or use one you have imported to get started. The software handles the control settings. What’s neat about Carvey is the fact that it gives you many options when it comes to choosing materials for your creations:
- Circuit boards
- PVC, Acrylic, …
- Hardwoods and softwoods
Carvey cuts or engraves your design once you connect it to your computer via USB and click Carve. Easel currently supports 2.5D but you can create 3D objects using a CAD/CAM app. The machine looks beautiful and versatile. Its LED lighting inside the case keeps you aware of how much progress you are making. This project is simply killing it on Kickstarter.