- 0.5 m x 0.5 m work area below $300
- Safe: optical, electrical, and respiratory
- Very reproducible (minimal vitamins, no power tools)
Build an LCLC
Ortur LaserMaster 2 - frankly, it's cheaper and easier to build (currently) than where I think LCLC sits now, albeit LCLC holds an advantage in safety and versatility. If you are interested in building an LCLC, you should probably check the LaserMaster 2 as well.
Universal Engraver - same with LaserMaster 2, it's probably easier and cheaper to build this and this will probably outperform LCLC, also having a larger build area. Again, LCLC holds an advantage in safety and versatility.
SmartDIYs DIY Desktop Laser Cutter- I hope I had found this project before I started LCLC. The main difference is that this uses cut acrylic parts vs. 3D printed parts, and has a slightly different motor configuration. If you already have access to laser cutting, you should check this out as well!
I'd really appreciate any kind of feedback or comment!
The foremost reason I'm on Hackaday.io is to interact and collaborate with other people through interesting projects.
I'm open, so don't hesitate if you want to offer a hand.
Additional Notes on Safety
This seems to be a very good read regarding the safety of laser cutter/engraver machines. It seems to me that there is a very long way to go for LCLC to be entirely safe because of fumes. But for right now, I am only focusing on optical safety.