Shaper Origin

Shaper Origin is the world’s first handheld CNC machine. It uses computer vision to understand its location relative to a workpiece and precision motors to continuously fine-tune the spindle’s position along your intended cutting path. We think of it as auto-correct for your hands.

Pre-order only… $1500.

Jimmy DiResta took one for a test drive.

Shaper tools sent me a pre-production prototype of their Origin handheld CNC router. Using an onboard camera, the Origin scans the work piece for “domino tape” and uses the pattern to determine where it is in the world. Here I use it to make a big stencil — much larger than my existing CNC could handle.

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