Laser Cutter

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* Machine air assist nozzle
 
* Machine air assist nozzle
 
* Build roll around table -- In progress (Mike)
 
* Build roll around table -- In progress (Mike)
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* Assemble x & y-axis pulleys
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* Figure out permanent z-axis electronics
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* Buy outlets and terminal blocks
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* Buy a flow indicator
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** Paint
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** Build doors
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** Mount fire extinguisher
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** Mount push bar
 
* Determine electronics setup
 
* Determine electronics setup
 
** <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)
 
** <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)
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** Procure electronics components for interface board
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** Parallel port cabling
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** Bring in computer
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** Bring in old RAM
 
** USB Option: [https://github.com/stefanix/LasaurShield Lasersaur Arduino Shield] -- ON HOLD
 
** USB Option: [https://github.com/stefanix/LasaurShield Lasersaur Arduino Shield] -- ON HOLD

Revision as of 21:18, 10 November 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 --Andronicus 15:53, 10 November 2012 (EST)
  • 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 -- In progress (Mike)
  • Assemble x & y-axis pulleys
  • Figure out permanent z-axis electronics
  • Buy outlets and terminal blocks
  • Buy a flow indicator
    • Paint
    • Build doors
    • Mount fire extinguisher
    • Mount push bar
  • Determine electronics setup
    • Procure electronics components for interface board
    • Parallel port cabling
    • Bring in computer
    • Bring in old RAM
    • USB Option: Lasersaur Arduino Shield -- ON HOLD
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