Makerarm is a complete personal fabrication system packed into a single, beautifully designed robotic arm that mounts on the desktop. Makerarm raised more than $400,000 on Kickstarter after launch in 2015.

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Design Lead and Software Developer

1.5 years

User Research, Usability Testing, Persona Building, Adobe Illustrator, HTML, AngularJs

Tashfeen Ahmed, Azam Shahani, Yasir Sheikh, M Sajjad

Product Features

3D Printing
Makerarm can 3D print with both filament and resin.

Carving & Milling
Makerarm includes high-speed desktop milling (light duty) and carving.

Laser Engraving
Makerarm’s high power 500mW laser head engraves on many surfaces.

Pick & Place
Choose from vacuum pump coupled suction cups, electromagnetic heads, or grippers to carry out pick and place operations.

Automated PCB operations take the hassle out of prototyping.

With the assembly heads, you can automatically perform assembly functions.

Plotting head makes drawing, painting and printing a breeze.

Vinyl and stencil cutting has never been easier and simpler with the hobby knife cutting head for Makerarm.

Web and Mobile UX

The control software ships free with the arm. It is browser-based and connects to Makerarm remotely via Wi-Fi through any device (smartphone, tablet or laptop/PC). The UI lets you:

  • View and control Makerarm in 3D. 
  • Train Makerarm to perform specific functions.
  • Load designs and models for one-click 3D printing, milling, laser engraving, and more.
  • Connect third party apps or create custom scripts.

My Role

  • End-to-end brand identity design for the product
  • Product design for the robotic arm
  • User experience design
  • Usability testing
  • Kickstarter campaign design
  • Promotional video creative direction

Promotional Video

Media Coverage

Makerarm got featured in some of the best technology magazines:

“Makerarm is a robotic 3D printer, laser cutter, drawing and ink printer, fabricator and assembly machine all rolled into one that fits on a desktop and promises to make pretty much anything.” TechCrunch

“‘Makerarm,’ 3D Printer On Steroids, Aims To Make DIY Projects Easier.” Huffington Post

“Makerarm wants to 3D print, plot, and carve its way into your heart.” Engadget 

“Makerarm is a digital fabrication system that lets virtually anyone make virtually anything.” Digital Trends 

“Check out a new robot that can 3D print, mill, assemble electronics and even ice a cake.” Fortune