We recently got the Grizzly CNC machine up and running. This is a pretty nice machine as far as what you might find in a hacker space and has had the factory acme lead screws replaced with Thompson Ball Screws. It’s more accurate than the Tormach that Tech Shop had and will allow for new classes of projects and prototyping in the space (as well as new classes to be taught such as Fusion 360 CAD to CAM).
Currently there are still upgrades that need to be made in order for this machine to be fully utilized and maintained. These include adapters for various sizes of tools, software lisencing, as well as significant measures to make the machine indestructible.
We have added a donation box next to the machine, and any funds donated will be matched by the Noisebridge Equipment Fund. Currently we have good people working on it but limited funding is a serious bottleneck. Literally any donation helps and goes a long way.