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The Othermill: Custom Circuits at Your Fingertips

A project in San Francisco, CA by Otherfab

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An easy to use, affordable, computer controlled mill. Take all your DIY projects further with custom circuits and precision machining.
Backers: 652
Average Pledge Per Backer: $478

Funded: $311,657 of $50,000
Dates: May 5th -> Jun 4th (30 days)
Project By: Otherfab
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Latest News

Other Machine Co. gets $3M to help makers run own mini-factories

June 18th - via:
As we turn into a nation of makers, a San Francisco startup called Other Machine Co. just raised $3 million to bring desktop manufacturing to more homes and offices. Will Americans buy in and start making their own smart objects soon? (Read More)

Last day of the campaign!

June 3rd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Production Line Set Up

May 29th - via:
Because of your support, whether at the $5 level or the $1,399 level, we are setting up our very first production line. These mills will be our calling card out in the world, and we want you to have the best experience we can possibly provide. This... (Read More)

Software Progress

May 24th - via:
For those of you who came by during Makerfaire last weekend, you may have seen Forrest at the back of the booth intently working on motion planning. Motion planning is the part of Othercam that turns your designs into instructions the machine can... (Read More)

Maker Faire and New Machines!

May 22nd - via:
Hello Kickstarter Friends,We are just starting to catch our breath after Maker Faire in California. It was a blast. We got to meet real customers in the flesh for the first time and show them what the Othermill can do. Hopefully, they left our booth... (Read More)

We're going to Maker Faire

May 17th - via:
Maker Faire, here we come! Come find us at Maker Faire and check out our little machine. Maker Faire is a huge and amazing congregation of folks who like to make things. If you're in Northern California and you've never been, we highly recommend it.... (Read More)

Job Opening!!

May 17th - via:
First, thank you. We really can't say it enough. This post is a thank you for helping us to achieve our first stretch goal of $100,000. We said by raising that much support, we would be able to create a full-time position for a... (Read More)

Electronics Kits for Everyone

May 13th - via:
Hi Everyone, Things here at Otherfab are going splendidly. Thank you so much for being a part of our quest! We have gotten a great deal positive and curious feedback about our machine, which is excellent. If you have any questions, please don't... (Read More)

Mini-mills and Metal

May 10th - via:
We've gotten a lot of questions about milling metals and how our machine works with them. We thought the easiest way might be to show you. We cut the face for a 1.0" diameter (25.4 mm) sprocket into a piece of 6061-T1 aluminum bar stock. Milling the... (Read More)

24 hours!

May 6th - via:
To all our wonderful supporters: Seriously. Wow. THANK YOU. Thank you so much for all your support. We've blown past our goal in under 24 hours. It makes us so happy that you see something you like in our project. We've been swamped by questions; we... (Read More)

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