Rocco Tuccio


I have a passion for learning and creating things, an obsession with CNC machines, and I enjoy electronic, mechanical, and software design. UMD physics alumnus.

I left Brookhaven National Laboratory in 2014 and started Zippy Robotics to follow my passion. I want to empower people with easy-to-use tools that enable them to shape matter to their will – to literally change their physical world. My first foray into this exciting venture is Prometheus – a PCB milling machine that takes an ordinary copper-clad board and breathes life into it by turning it into a real circuit board. Prometheus makes PCBs in minutes, not days or weeks like a traditional PCB house. My hope is that Prometheus’s speed and low cost will enable many hardware engineers to rapidly prototype their designs and get to market faster. Where will we set our sights after Prometheus? You’ll have to wait and see!