I’m totally addicted to watching this Portuguese woman make shit on YouTube. She’s got decent skills for sure, but I’m mostly impressed with the creative way she shoots her videos. They are gorgeous… and on point.
In any case, she uses an x-carve quite a bit – essentially, it’s a CNC router type thing that is completely open source. In fact, when you buy one it’s up to you to put the thing together and set it up appropriately. Your success in doing so is directly related to how well the machine works afterwards. I’ve never used any computer aided machines… but this one looks like fun to me. I like the DYI aspect of the whole thing