Buy a Kikori!
The Kikori is the result of a industrial design capstone project, a successful Kickstarter project, and many, many hard months of modeling, building, and testing. It is the first open source CNC gantry router with a 4′x8′ milling area that is capable of self-replication, much like the RepRap 3D printer. For a large CNC machine, the advantage here is not just that it can make more CNC machines, but that it can make its own parts for additional modules and upgrades as well.
My goal with the Kikori was to make a low-cost CNC machine that would be perfect for small businesses, hackerspaces, and educational institutions. It not only allows for inexpensive access to this powerful technology, but is also easily adapted and modified.
In fact, because the Kikori is both open source and able to make it’s own parts, it has the ability to evolve and grow as it is improved by the community. New design files for updated parts can be sent out like software updates, which Kikori owners can then use to have the machines make their own upgrades.
Made out of medium density overlay board (MDO) and powered by four 495 oz-in. stepper motors, the Kikori can power through thick plywood quickly and accurately, usually maintaining accuracy to within 1/32 of an inch. It has a cutting area of 90″ by 50″ by 6.5″.
Please note: I make each kit to order, so please allow three to four weeks for delivery. In addition, all sales are final.
Full Kikori Kit
This kit includes the MDO gantry parts, hardware, rails, stepper motors, and plug-and-play electronics (no soldering!). All you need to supply is your own table, router (I recommend a Porter Cable 3 1/4 HP), and computer.
MDO Kikori Parts
These are just the MDO gantry parts and poplar boards for the Y rails.
The electronics consist of:
- 1 G540 4 axis stepper driver
- 4 495 oz-in. NEMA 23 stepper motors with molex connectors
- 4 12′ cables with molex and DB9 connectors