Many years ago I had an idea for a project to build a pick-and-place type machine to create bead mosaics like this one that I saw online. I had no idea what I was doing, but that idea ultimately made me seek out the hackspace for the tools to make it happen. Along the way I built the MPCNC as a 3D printer/base for my machine. I’ve decided I’m not going to go back and finish that project and the 3D printer takes up too much space in my little apartment, so I’m hoping it can go to someone at VHS since it’s the thing that brought me here in the first place! Otherwise if someone knows a good cause like a school where it can be donated, I’d be happy to do that too.
I haven’t used it for a while so it might need some tuning up, but it works pretty well once it’s up and running. It can also be modded as a CNC/Lasercutter/etc (maybe even a Beadbot ). It’s 25’’ by 25’’ and has a working area of 13’‘x13’’. I was running it off a Raspberry Pi via Octoprint, but plan to keep the pi. I’m open to any offers that you think would be fair for it.
P.S. Someone did end up making a bead machine for Perler beads - it’s pretty rad.