I am a HUGE fan of the Raspberry Pi, and have found so many uses for fun and utility for the Pi around the house. At any given point I have no less than 3 Pi's actively filling some role around my house, with a few more always sitting around for projects/testing/etc. The Pi 3 has really made the Pi a computing powerhouse for the price ($35 retail) and the size, and is not only significantly more powerful and faster than the Pi 2, but has integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi as well! I think a common misconception is that Pi's are just for programmers and tech-savvy folks, but that simply is not the case. Because the Pi was created to be an introduction tool for learning some basic programming and understanding to how computers work, there is a massive amount of excellent documentation and tutorials that can walk you through setting up operating systems, installing programs, and creating all sorts of projects with your Pi. Yes I know Massdrop has had some kits in the past...
At first I wanted an x-carve but since I live in an apartment where noise and dust can quickly become an Issue I've decided a Carvey will be the next best thing. A Carvey is a CNC machine for makers that allows engraving and cutting of materials to be easier from home, classroom, or small studio. It's fully-enclosed making the cuts clean, quiet, and safe. It comes with a free free web-app thats is easy to use. Interested?
Would massdrop be able to do a drop for manual benchtop milling machines?
I'd really like to get a little milling machine of my own and would prefer a manual one over cnc but the prices are a little prohibitive so I was wondering if a benchtop milling machine would be reasonable with how much they cost and how much they weigh.