I am working on a Mutant Vehicle (like an art car but generally more dramatically mutated) for Burning man 2012. I haven't finalized the design yet, but I'd like to use the CNC router to speed up fabrication of one part of the design.
Ultimately I will 100-300 ~5" diameter disks cut from 1/8" or 1/4" thick plywood sheets. I imagine this will translate to something like five 4' x 4' sheets or less. In the nearer term, I will need to make some prototypes.
I have considered using Ponoko, but I could probably save money and get more hands on experience at the Hack Factory.
Thoughts? Would anybody with advanced experience on this machine be willing to assist?