Laser Cutter

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==To Do List==
 
==To Do List==
  
* Buy/build shaft couplers for y-axis
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* <strike>Buy/build shaft couplers for y-axis</strike> --[[User:Andronicus|Andronicus]] 22:46, 24 October 2012 (EDT)
 
* Buy honeycomb surface
 
* Buy honeycomb surface
 
* <strike>Buy large z-axis gear and timing belt</strike> --[[User:Andronicus|Andronicus]] 18:31, 20 October 2012 (EDT)
 
* <strike>Buy large z-axis gear and timing belt</strike> --[[User:Andronicus|Andronicus]] 18:31, 20 October 2012 (EDT)
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* Build roll around table
 
* Build roll around table
 
* Determine electronics setup
 
* Determine electronics setup
** Parallel Port Option: [http://store.makerslide.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=81 Interface board from buildlog.net]
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** <strike>Parallel Port Option: [http://store.makerslide.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=81 Interface board from buildlog.net]</strike>--[[User:Andronicus|Andronicus]] 22:46, 24 October 2012 (EDT)
 
** USB Option: [https://github.com/stefanix/LasaurShield Lasersaur Arduino Shield]
 
** USB Option: [https://github.com/stefanix/LasaurShield Lasersaur Arduino Shield]

Revision as of 02:46, 25 October 2012

Contents

Theory / General Info

Laser

Optics

Linear Motion

Electronics

  • Potential arduino shield to use with LasaurGrbl - LasaurShield

Software

  • Potential controller software based on Grbl- LasaurGrbl
  • Software to run on Mac/PC to send G-code to LasaurGrbl - LasaurApp

Build Notes

  • The laser cutter being built is based around the laser cutter on Buildlog.net
  • Another good reference is Lasersaur

To Do List

  • Buy/build shaft couplers for y-axis --Andronicus 22:46, 24 October 2012 (EDT)
  • Buy honeycomb surface
  • Buy large z-axis gear and timing belt --Andronicus 18:31, 20 October 2012 (EDT)
  • Buy cable carriers
  • Buy Pololu motor drivers --Andronicus 00:50, 20 October 2012 (EDT)
  • Buy Get Pololu heat sinks from Brian
  • Specify limit switches
  • Buy limit switches
  • Cut 1/4" aluminum rod stock to 12" & 14" sections for y-axis shafts --Andronicus 18:31, 20 October 2012 (EDT)
  • Machine air assist nozzle
  • Build roll around table
  • Determine electronics setup
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