My buddy just moved into a new apartment and was forced to downsize his workspaces. As a result, he sold me his partially assembled Zenworks CNC for CHEAP. I immediately set out to get it up and running.
My goals for this device were twofold: to allow me to *see* the coolant circulating thru my Laser Cutter, and observe its temperature in real time.
As my first really practical laser cutting project, I created an acrylic enclosure for a voltage regulator.
The K40 lasers are legendary for their shoddy quality and unreliable components, but as far as I can tell, those might be issues of the past! I’ve been getting excellent results—here’s what’s it took to get there.
Depending on how you see it, this light box cost between $15 and $1,430 to make. Regardless, it looks awesome and I’m excited to make more.
For Christmas 2016, my girlfriend and I made nightlights for her infant “niece” and “nephew”. Next steps: 1.) Launch Auntie Jenna’s Nite Lite Co., 2.) Profit.
The whole project started on a bit of a whim, inspired by three things: A small warchest of credit from earlier encounters with Inventables Customer…
Long before Inventables sold an all-in-one controller/power supply for the X-Carve, I was busy making my own better version.