A DIY laser engraver build using DVD and CD-ROM/writer

in DIY, tools by DP | 1 comment

Laser Engraver 38x38_cdrom_1

Here’s a DIY 38mm x 38mm laser engraver build using CD-ROM/writer on ATmega328p by Davide Gironi:

A laser engraving machine, is a tool that uses lasers to engrave an object.
To build this tool I’ve used two old CD-ROM writer that lays around in my garage.
The X/Y positioning system it is build using the CD-ROM motor assembly. For the engraving laser i use the CD-ROM writer laser.
With this hardware the engraving area are will be almost 38mm x 38mm.

Check out the video after the break.

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  1. IT-Wizard says:

    I really like this project; it is an cheap and easy way to approach the cnc world.
    I found the same one elsewhere :

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