Small Robot Arm
CNC Foam Wire Cutter
CNC Foam Carver
CNC gantry Printer\Vinyl\Fabric Cutter
Semi Automatic Vacuum Former
Have you forgotten about the old fashioned metal mill??? if it wern't for the metal mills, there would be no softie wood routers!! sorry only **** stirrin'!!!!
On the other hand, You have different fingers.
well ive always wanted to build a doomsday machine, got plans for that?
Vacpress: on a slightly more serious note, if you are looking to do a robotic arm let me know, i might be able to help you out with it. Im a phd student and most of my work is with small robotic arms, i could always dig out some lecture notes covering the inverse kinematics etc.
as for the gantry router, do you really need one? what i mean is if your designing it for the sake of designing something then maybe picking a project that hasnt been done to death by hundreds of other people would be of more benefit.
a very simple project, but one that people might find useful, would be a pan + tilt camera system, as lots of people are starting to use cctv, and the commercial ones are way overpriced, just a thought.