Brisbane, AU – On June 30 2015, Troy Cundy launched a Kickstarter campaign for Tooli, an intelligent and versatile creative desktop tool for artists and makers. This rather unique robotic tool can plot, airbrush, laser and dispense, and is the creation of the team at Toolbotics; a small start-up founded by Troy Cundy with a wealth of CNC knowledge on tap.
“It was during a 3D printer design project that I was introduced to the vast array of open source resources linked to CNC, this sparked the idea for the Tooli project,” says Cundy, “Tooli was created to show the world that CNC technology is capable of much more than just milling and 3D printing. Tooli can draw a sketch, cut a decal, stamp a pattern, laser engrave a photo, cut out fabric, paint a picture, dispense chocolate, pick and place objects, and much more.”
After several design concepts and months of prototyping, they have created a versatile CNC platform that introduces a unique set of capabilities. While some of the capabilities of Tooli are not new, there are a several features like airbrushing and pick-n-place that haven’t really been offered before in a desktop machine. If having so many features built into a single creative space you can own for less than $2,000 isn’t enough, they’ve also included a touch screen interface.
“Tooli was designed from the ground up to be a scalable multi-function creative tool that’s super easy to use. Available in 3 sizes up to 84 x 60 cm (33 x 24 in), Tooli provides the perfect creative space for artists and makers to do what they do best — be creative,” explains Cundy, “The intuitive touch screen makes using Tooli super easy, and together with our Art2Gcode software offers a total package that everyone can use.”
Due to the costs involved with bringing a product like Tooli to the market, the team has taken their idea to Kickstarter in an attempt to raise $65,000 in 40 days. In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of limited rewards including a Tooli sticker for under $5, an early bird Tooli and Laser for around $1,000, or an early bird Tooli with Laser and Plotter for around $1,200. Backers can also pledge around $1,500 to receive a Tooli with all attachments (Laser, Plotter, Airbrush and Dispenser).
To follow this project, be sure to find them on Twitter @Toolbotics and Facebook/tooli.CNC and spread the word to your social media networks. For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here or contact the creator below.
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Company Name: Troy Cundy
Contact Person: Tooli
Phone: +61 404235166
Country: United States