Designers can use the Makerarm to laser engrave, power-carve and write a hand-written note

Makerarm is a robotic assistant with an arm and interchangeable tool heads, a Jarvis-level assistant designed for makers ranging from Etsy shop owners to serious industrial inventors. The heads can 3D print, carve into wood, laser engrave into leather or plastic and assemble pieces together once finished.

Last decade saw an explosion in user-produced books, film and music because the means of production and distribution had become democratized by the Internet and steep drops in the cost of equipment. The 3D-print revolution is beginning to do the same thing for inventing, product design and manufacturing. Makerarm could push this trend forward by offering an affordable, flexible toolset that requires neither a five-figure investment nor a spare garage to house.

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