The desktop 3D solutions we’ve seen lately have been printers, stacking material layer by layer to create the desired form. The Carvey 3D Carving Machine does the opposite.
Using a color-coded system of bits and either the included Easel software for “2.5D” designs or CAD, CAM, and machine control software for true 3D, it creates quality objects out of a variety of different materials — including wood, metal, and plastic — with the click of a button. The machine’s automatically calibrated, so there’s little to no setup, the case design makes for quiet operation, and LED lighting lets you see the work in action. It’d make a great addition to any tinkerer’s workshop.