Tag: Laser Diode

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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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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Building a 2 Watt Laser Diode Cutter Part 1

In this episode we will look at Part 1 for our 2 Watt laser diode based cutting head project we sourced from eBay.com.  In the next episode we will start the assembly of the diode (which is static sensitive) into the brass TO housing and solder power wires to it.  After that we will connect the laser driver and power up the laser.

Note:  This is a dangerous project  as at 2 Watts, this laser can do a lot of damage and even if you know what your doing this can be dangerous!