Handibot is a smart power tool controlled by your smartphone

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Software continues to eat the world of hardware and today Handibot launched on Kickstarter as a prime example of the trend.  They’re off to a great start 2 hours into their launch —  28% funded out of a $125,000 goal.

Handibot is a robotic, multi-purpose tool for makers that’s controlled by smart phones and computers via programmable apps.  Think of it as a portable CNC that’s capable of cutting, drilling, carving, and many other machining operations.

We believe that smartphone-controlled hardware will be the default for many kinds of physical products sold within 5 to 10 years — especially tools.  Handibot is a great early example. Just think of disconnected tools for sale today and how incapable and archaic they  seem in comparison to this.  Handibot may be more practical than a 3D printer for a lot of maker scenarios.  Zach, I think you would dig this one.

Hole-cutting app for Handibot

Hole-cutting app for Handibot

 

Carved molding design created by Handibot

Carved molding design created by Handibot

Check out Handibot on Kickstarter.

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