Pledge: Shapeoko 2 - desktop CNC full kit

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Inventables Shapeoko v2

We are looking at purchasing a Shapeoko v2 for the space from MakerSlide. Pledge opened: 26 October 2013

Pledge leader: Tamlyn

The item

The Shapeoko 2 is a simple, low cost, open source CNC milling machine kits that can be built over a weekend. This is version 2 of the fastest selling CNC machine in the history of the world. There is also further information about the machine, kits, kit contents and other things on this Inventables blog post. The machine as a whole is accurate but needs a good motor/chuck for the flexibility of what cutters can be used.


  • Precision carving wood, plastic, and/or soft metal
  • CNC PCB drilling
  • CNC PCB milling (no etching PCB)


See this thread on London Hackspace mailing list.

Parts and prices

This table lists the parts necessary to more-or-less replicate the Shapeoko 2 configuration.

Part Source Price
eShapeoko Mechanical Kit (500x500mm) Amber Spyglass £237.50
Dual X axis upgrade Amber Spyglass £24
Aluminium spacers upgrade Amber Spyglass £6.50
NEMA17 stepper motors x 4 Donated by Steve Todd
Delivery ~£9
RAMPS electronics eBay £40
Sub-total £317

If anyone is able to donate any of the above items, please update the table with your name as the source. If you know of a significantly cheaper source, please update the table too. If it's for the sake of a few pence, I suggest getting it from Amber Spyglass as the guy deserves our support.

Rotary tool options

These are recommended on the Shapeoko forums. Please vote for your preferred option.


  • PSU - would an old laptop supply work?
  • cabling
  • cutting/drilling/grinding bits - someone please suggest specific ones/sets
  • dust collection/extraction
  • drag knife for paper cutting?

Additional information


Approximate target: £475

Target reached! Please pay your pledge amount into the Hackspace account with ref SHAPEOKO then add "paid" next to your name below.

Running total pledged: £585

Total paid: £505

Unconfirmed pledges

These pledges are probably out of date:

  • £20 - Chris Wilkinson
  • £20 - Antaeus Wheatley
  • £20 - David Walters

See also