Carvey: The 3D carving machine for the maker in all of us

A project in Chicago, IL by Inventables

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Carvey is a new, remarkably easy to use, tabletop 3D carving machine for making ideas into real objects. Make your mark.
Backers: 645
Average Pledge Per Backer: $971

Funded: $626,599 of $50,000
Dates: Oct 21st -> Nov 20th (31 days)
Project By: Inventables
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Latest News

Bonus Rewards!

November 11th - via:
The speed we reached our goal was incredible and your energy was electric. We can’t thank you enough. Thanks to your ongoing support and for helping us make this happen, we want to give each Carvey backer a bit extra. You've been so incredibly... (Read More)

Meet Carvey in Chicago!

November 3rd - via:
We have teamed up with the folks over at Pumping Station: One to host a "hands-on" Carvey demo night.  If you're in Chicago, sign up for free and join us.  We'll bring a bunch of material to let people carve out designs for free.  If you design... (Read More)

What material is Carvey made out of?

November 2nd - via:
We have received some questions from folks wanting to know which materials we are using to make the structural and enclosure components of Carvey and whether we are using any MDF in the machine. All structural and enclosure parts of the machine are... (Read More)

Carvey makes a 2-sided circuit board

November 1st - via:
There have been some questions about whether Carvey can be used to create a 2-sided circuit board.  This process video shows a 2-sided FR1 circuit board being made with Carvey. Carvey drills first, then traces are carved on each side.  You'll... (Read More)

Tech Shop SF event was a success!

November 1st - via:
Wednesday night was game 7 of the World Series and the San Francisco Giants were playing the Kansas City Royals. Despite all that almost 50 people came out to Tech Shop to see Carvey in person! We'd like to give a special shout out to Mike Senese the... (Read More)

Carvey carves FR1 circuit boards with precision

October 28th - via:
Today we used Carvey on a very difficult circuit board job. The board design starts out at 0.05" thick traces and works its way down to 0.01", corresponding with increasingly small IC package sizes and SMD passive component footprints. From this... (Read More)

Thank You + Bonus Bits!

October 26th - via:
Holy smokes! The Kickstarter community has really embraced the Carvey project. We can't thank you enough for all of the excitement and support. The first few days of this campaign have been a wild ride! As our way of saying thank you, we are going to... (Read More)

Meet Carvey in San Francisco

October 25th - via:
There have been a lot of requests from the Bay Area to see Carvey in person. Our friends at TechShop have graciously agreed to host a Carvey demo night in San Francisco.  You are invited to come take Carvey and Easel for a test drive.  The event... (Read More)

Carvey carves aluminum!

October 24th - via:
We are really excited that there has been a ton of interest in carving soft metals with Carvey. We're going to do a series of videos demonstrating how Carvey performs with a number of different soft metals. For the demo today we grabbed a 6" x 6" x... (Read More)

How precise is Carvey?

October 23rd - via:
Thank you so much for all of the support for the Carvey project.  We are so grateful.  There have been some technical questions in the comments section about how precise Carvey is.  We want to be as responsive as possible to the questions.  In... (Read More)

Desktop 3D Wood Carver a Hit with Investors on Kickstarter

October 23rd - via:
A 3D desktop wood carver, created by Chicago-based Inventables, blew past its $50,000 Kickstarter goal on the first day. (Read More)

You're amazing! We are so humbled.

October 21st - via:
When we launched the Carvey Kickstarter campaign this morning, we had no idea how big this first day was going to be! A huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who’s backed the campaign and shared it with their social networks. The response has been... (Read More)

We have hit our goal in only 1 hour and 26 minutes!

October 21st - via:
Whoa! We are so overwhelmed by your support and can’t believe that we have hit our goal in only 1 hour and 26 minutes. You have made our dream of bringing Carvey to the world real, and for that we cannot thank you enough. We’re so excited to... (Read More)

Carvey 3D carving machine launches on Kickstarter

October 21st - via:
Carve your product designs from woods, metals and plastics with $1999 desktop machine. (Read More)

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