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What about Zenbot?

Posted by Howie 
What about Zenbot?
March 30, 2008 08:05AM
Recently, there was a discussion about FireballCNC. At their mailing list someone mentioned Zenbot.


Does anyone here know this device? Looks interesting - although not that cheap and without motor driver.


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Re: What about Zenbot?
March 30, 2008 02:35PM
Hi Howie,

... in our german CNC-forum we discussed how cheap a good CNC-mill could be - a youngster hoped to start with 100 to 500 Euros ...

Beside the Zenbot and the CNC routing kit from [buildyourcnc.com] there wasn't much with this low price.

The agreement was to collect and wait, until you can buy a 'serious' CNC-mill at a price of 2.000 Euros and above ...


PS: i found an old CNC-mill with a 3axis-70Volt/6Ampere-controller for about 300 Euros, invested 300 Euros more for the millhead and some tools and make actually sucht things with my children:

Han Solo in Carbonite:

Or a samples from Cut3D:

Re: What about Zenbot?
August 05, 2008 01:42AM
They also come with bi-polar non ROHS compatible motors which the seller does not state anywhere in his auction tisk tisk....
Re: What about Zenbot?
August 05, 2008 02:32AM
You should also take a look at the Taig and Sherline mills:



You're getting much more machine for a bit more money (you'll be able to machine aluminum). The taig is a bit more robust than the sherline.
Re: What about Zenbot?
August 05, 2008 07:47AM
The old eBay link is no longer valid but an eBay search for "zenbot" turned up a current auction:


$550 + $40 shipping.

(Doesn't include Dremel 300, stepper motor drivers, cables, power, or software)

Travels: X-6.00 Y-8.0 Z-2.75
Table size: 9.575 X 13.5
Footprint: 12.125 X 13.5

HDPE frame and Baltic Birch plywood table. Looks like it MIGHT be self-replicating, except for the plywood table.
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