Laser cutting a prototype on paper

A project log for YAUVC - Yet Another Unmanned Vehicle Controller

A modular, distributed processing, unmanned vehicle controller.

E. N. Hering 07/23/2017 at 19:440 Comments

Hi. I tried to laser cut a prototype of the possible new PCBs on paper. The results are shown below:

As I'm using a very low power (500mW) 808nm laser diode, the cutting speed must be very small (25mm/min), so patience is a must.

Parts were drawn on Sketchup, exported as STL and converted to G-Code using MeshCAM. They were fed to the CNC controller (tiny-g) using a software I made and called YetAnotherGCodeSender. Source code is publicly available. The CNC is a modified ShapeOko2.

Here is the pre-assembling:

And this is the final result:

As always, your comments are welcome!