A small team of two, we are passionate about helping makers build the tools they need to be develop their craft. Together we created, CNCkits.co.nz, a New Zealand based online store and blog devoted to helping others find the fun and satisfaction of digital fabrication. We are the New Zealand distributors for OpenBuilds parts and started up in November 2014. Working from our small workshop in Auckland, we strive to stock a wide selection of parts and to help anyone build their own CNC tools, toys and robots.
By day Krishna is a coffee technician, by night he’s the head alchemist at CNC Kits NZ. From an early age, it was clear Krishna was a maker. Unable to resist the urge to pull things apart to see how they worked, this obsession gave him opportunities to gain the wide range of skills needed to troubleshoot quickly and understand many mechanical concepts. With 7 years experience with both hobby and commercial CNC’s, Krishna has a passion for digital fabrication and making crazy inventions, like a coffee roaster from a popcorn maker or 3m tall skeleton puppets!
By day Mel is our admin guru, by night she is Miss Cherry Lashes, burlesque teacher and performer. With 16 years of administration experience and a penchant for rhinestones and glitter, she is finding an interest in gorgeous geekery and is learning more each day about CNC’s by proofing Krishna’s emails! If you receive a package that looks like all it’s missing is the Christmas wrapping paper, chances are it was wrapped by her!
While Mel is the yin to his yan, and Krishna is the Batman to her Robin, together we hope to help others develop a love of CNC’s and robots. We are big supporters of the opensource community and enjoy helping others on their digital fabrication journey.
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