NOTE: This project is gradually improving. It is fully functional at this point, but it could be better.
It started as a pen plotter based on the entrails of a printer. It uses a pen to draw paths from a vector graphics file(SVG file). I wanted to make it do something that I couldn't do by hand, so I fed it a complicated image, a pcb layout. I then thought "Why can't I replace the pen with a small router and make something truly useful?" So I'm setting out to do just that.
There are numerous DIY pcb mills out there, but their router bits alone cost more than the planned budget of this project. It's not that I can't afford it, I just want to see if this is possible. I'm open to ideas and criticism, so let me know what you think.