Getting a Waterjet Cutter for Under 10k

Waterjet cutters are often so expensive and esoteric that I’ve only ever seen one in an actual lab. But in principle they should be a fantastic alternative when CNC mills, laser cutters, knife printers or 3D printers can’t get you where you need to be.

As the Applied Science youtube channel shows, with some know how you can build a waterjet cutter out of a $150 pressure washer.

But that’s more like a power tool than a piece of lab equipment. If you want to make precise designs there’s WAZER, a compact automated waterjet with included software for under $5000.

 

The Eyewriter

The EyeWriter is a DIY low-cost eye-tracking apparatus + custom software that allows people to draw using only their eyes. Eye tracking solutions generally cost upwards of ten grand, but this is just $200 in parts.

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