Past progress

A project log for Lasercut, UV laser PCB printer

Couldn't fit another laser into the name

JLAMJLAM 10/21/2017 at 04:170 Comments

So at the start of this project blog, I've already created a working prototype. The design was created with openSCAD and lasercut. Video below showing it in action. There are a few improvements that are much needed. While functional the design is held together by tape, zip ties and incorrectly size screws. The belt tensioner is makeshift and the encoder for the high speed axis is on the motor end, which means it includes back-lash. The slide is also quite sticky at times causing it to jump instead of moving in a smooth motion. The electronics is a bit all over the place and the driver software occasionally resends lines or loops over certain lines. The final output is workable but a newer version is much needed. This blog will look at those improvements.