DIY laser engraver

DIY-Laser-Engraver

Want a laser engraver for your workshop? Here’s an Instructable  by ianmcmill on how to build your own.

If you have some old donated scanners and printers chances are you have most of the stuff needed to make your own DIY Laser Engraver. The main thing that all laser engravers have in common is a method of moving a laser or set of mirrors in an X Y pattern. Scanners and printers have motors and rails that can allow for accurate motion so all that is needed to be added into the mix is a control system, some motor drivers and the laser system. ianmcmill shows us how he did it using an Arduino and 90 € of other various parts.

Via Hacked Gadgets.

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