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Lasersaur by Nortd Labs

Lasersaur by Nortd Labs
Lasersaur The Lasersaur is an open source laser cutter. We designed it to fill the need of makers, artist and scientist who wanted a safe and highly-capable machine. Unlike others it comes fully loaded with knowledge to run, maintain, and modify. Since its conception, Nortd Labs and the Lasersaur community has generated knowledge to develop a comprehensive system. We have specifically focused on laser cutting, software, and making the building process repeatable. How can you Contribute? Unlike software, hardware RD is costly even when living off of Ramen. Short on cash? $32 Beta Access: Support the project and get full access to design documents, community (mailing list), and software before the project goes fully open source. $(any) Project Support: Simply want to support the project? We Accept Bitcoin! Credits Mad props to reprap.org, www.cnczone.com, arduino.cc, grbl, buildlog.org, and their giants' shoulders.

http://labs.nortd.com/lasersaur/

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Lasersaur: Open Source Laser Cutter by nortd » Updates The good news is, we are now onto v0.3 of the Lasersaur system! Check out the video! (and for ongoing build documentation) There is still some waiting for parts (specifically limit switch mounts, laser tube mounts, paneling etc) until what we hope will be the final testing before we can finalize the alpha kits! The goal is for the kits to be shipped to backers by mid-March and have the community up and running sometime around then as well. The time then, is near! Wiki edit is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab)move is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab)read is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab) About | Development | Community | RepRap Machines | Resources RepRap is humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine. RepRap takes the form of a free desktop 3D printer capable of printing plastic objects.

PCB "Fab-In-A-Box" ... The 8min circuit board system Toner Transfer Paper ("TTP") is the ideal medium for all laser printers and toner-based copiers to be able to capture and then re-fuse the image to the copper surface for etching. Toner images print perfectly to the transfer paper because the printer thinks it is a regular soft sheet of paper, however, on one side of the paper is a barrier coating called Dextrin that prevents the toner from touching the fibers of the paper. The printed circuit image is then laid face-down over the copper and subjected to high heat & pressure from the Toner Image Applicator (TIA) (or a calibrated houshold iron) upon which the toner image will re-fuse (stick) to the copper's surface.

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