So I’m heading down the road of a ground up build of a 130W CO2 Laser Cutter/Engraver with a Cohesion3D LaserBoard and LightBurn software. And here’s where I’m at as of today:
It may not look too exciting but since this is my first laser I’m pretty stoked!
I’ve got 95% of the rest of it ordered and somewhere between China and here. I’m working on the design in Fusion 360 to finalize the rest of what I need, but not expecting to start any serious build until the new year. Should get the LaserBoard in the next day or two, the bulk of the parts next week, but the stepper motors will be another week out. (I should have ordered them from China too!)
I probably won’t bore you with a blow by blow account of the build, but I will update this thread with milestones along the way and specifically information on the LaserBoard and how I set it up. I’ll also note any problems that I run in to and solutions to fix them.
Watch this space! (But not too often, and always with your safety glasses! )