Tag: Laser cutter

2 Watt Laser Cutter and Engraver Project Part 8 – First Test Cuts of Machine!

So we connected the laser and sorted the PWM pin for TYL (the -Z pin) and got the whole thing to work!  It was exciting to see the whole thing work the first go around as we built it all the way up from a 2 watt laser diode to the maker rail motions running GRBL!

 

450nm 1W 1000mW Blue Laser Module With Holder For DIY Laser Cutter

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2 Watt Laser Cutter and Engraver Project Part 7 – Connecting the CNC/GRBL Controller to the Machine!

In this episode we will be attaching the CNC/GRBL controller to the laser cutter and making its first moves!  You always have to enjoy when a machine comes alive and start sot move on its own!

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STEPPERONLINE Stepper Motor Nema 17 Bipolar 40mm 64oz.in(45Ncm) 2A 4 Lead 3D Printer Hobby CNC

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InkScape Workflows to GCode – Cutting a Logo with a Laser!

In this episode we will use the free InkScape application to convert a raster image (PNG in this case) into a vector and than to GCode to cut on our laser cutter.  Worth note is this will also work with other raster image formats such as JPG, GIF and others.  Also this is a workflow video so we will talk about how we several programs to create a “workflow” which gets us to our end product.  In addition, while this will cut on the laser cutter, we could also run the same code and mill this on the CNC machine as well.

1500mW Desktop DIY Laser Engraver Engraving Machine Picture CNC Printer

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2 Watt Laser Cutter and Engraver Project Part 6 – Setting up the CNC Proto-Sheild

In this episode we will look at configuring the CNC Proto-Shield for the Ardunio and GRBL for the laser cutter.  For more information on the CNC Proto-Shield click this link, also for the configuration page click here.  This has turned out to be a great little board for the money and highly recommend it for any type of CNC project which your working on!

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STEPPERONLINE Stepper Motor Nema 17 Bipolar 40mm 64oz.in(45Ncm) 2A 4 Lead 3D Printer Hobby CNC

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Using a Laser to Recycle a Cereal Box Into a Stencil!

In this episode we will use our CNC mounted 2 Watt Laser Diode cutter to recycle a stencil out of an old cereal box! I have this is a great tool for recycle and reuse of things that would normally end up in the trash.  How use care when cutting due to both fumes (which could be toxic) and reflections from shinny surfaces so use care when cutting something new having proper ventilation as wearing the correct safety glasses for your laser!

Also if you want to try this yourself, check out the link below for a pre-built unit: 

1500mW Desktop DIY Laser Engraver Engraving Machine Picture CNC Printer

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2 Watt Laser Cutter and Engraver Project Part 5 – Building the X Gantry!

In this episode we will add the X Gantry we designed for the 2 watt laser cutter and engraver build project.  As the build mature we will place all of the additional STLs up on Thingiverse as well build up an additional BOM (Bill of Materials) for the project too!  So stay turned and see how the build turns out!  Also if your interested in jump starting your build of a similar device, check out the link below!

1500mW Desktop DIY Laser Engraver Engraving Machine Picture CNC Printer

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Probotix Fireball v90 with 2Watt Laser!

In this episode we will fire up the Probotix Fireball v90 with the 2 Watt laser and cut some stuff. We are using the gcode from the J-Tech Photonic Inkscape plug in bu the machine seems to be waiting for several minutes after reach the start position in line 12. Below is the Gcode:

500MW DIY laser Engraver engraving machine Picture CNC Printer 17cm X 22cm

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