Meet the mighty micRo, a tabletop CNC robot kit from Lumenlab.



Photography by Steve Lodefink

For the longest time, I’ve wanted to start tinkering with CNC milling and routing. But despite the number of well-documented homebuilt CNC machines out there, I could never quite get the momentum to start building one. So I decided to fast-track my entry into DIY CNC by starting with a kit.

I chose the micRo, a tabletop CNC robot kit from Lumenlab (the base price is $999). I wanted something small enough to be stowed under the workbench when not in use, but stout enough to cut aluminum and hard plastic.

The micRo looked ...

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