Mantis CNC Build 2011
The Mantis CNC is small, minimal, computer-controlled CNC mill. It's parts cost ~$100. From their demo videos it can cut PCBs and aluminum.
We plan on buying the parts together and collaborating resources for the build. The parts purchase will take place early January 2011. If you are interested please contact Th0mas on his talk page.
BOM / Part Sourcing
While the majority of the BOM has suggested part numbers and sources, we will try to source most of the parts locally.
Some local stores for parts:
It is my hope that one of the builders has access to a suitable saw, a drill press, and enough space to accommodate the wood cutting. Another option would be to find someone with a large enough CNC and pay them to cut the wood for us. Any suggestions / comments?