Although 3D printing and gadgets based on Free Hardware are the order of the day, there are many other interesting projects that attract the interest of many, such as the ZelosLaser, a free hardware cutter that will not only cut our cardboard but will make professional cuts and engravings with his laser.
ZelosLaser is a project that has become known thanks to its successful crowdfunding campaign but that promises a lot since in addition to containing free hardware, ZelosLaser offers almost professional results. ZelosLaser has an appearance similar to any printer in the RepRap project, it is more copying the structure however ZelosLaser has a laser and not an extruder. Thus, thanks to laser software, we can not only cut but also engrave through layered cutting that this laser can do.
ZelosLaser uses a plate arduino UNO together with a nema motor and a 405 nm laser diode. The software for this tool is called PicSender and not only does it allow us to use it with any hardware but it is also open-source so we can modify anything (hardware and software) for free and without problem.
ZelosLaser usa Arduino UNO and a laser for its operation
In the financing campaign, the creators requested money in exchange for construction kits that allowed us to create our own ZelosLaser, however in on the web We found the models and guides for the construction of this curious cutter, so it is not necessary to wait for these kits to obtain one, we will only need a 3D printer.
The truth is that when I heard about a laser, I wondered what for? But seeing the engravings and the possibilities of this cutter, the truth is that it is very interesting and offers many possibilities for little money, not only to engrave but also to work with the printed pieces that we make or customize almost any piece that bends to power. of the laser.
If you like it, do not hesitate to visit its website, it will surely leave you indifferent and if you see it complicated you can always finance it and wait for the kit to be sent to you.