Pocket LASER engraver. Uses VD drive parts for motion. I feel its time to share my latest project - a low cost laser engraver,. The workspace is a bit small but none the less it works and comes so cheap that most will be able to replicate the result. I did take a few shortcuts, as I feel I dont have the knowledge to do all the electronics I opted for readymade but low cost in favor of trying to make my own (and most likely fail). All parts used are however easy to find.
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This idea was inspired by all of the CD-Rom CNC machines that I've seen on Instructables. I've seen them used as drawbots, laser cutters, drill presses, but I haven't seen one yet used for a 3D printer...at least not a reasonably priced one. So the goal of this instructable is to show you how to make your own 3D printer from old CD-Rom drives an a cheap 3D printing pen.
The Zpine chair is a combination of laser cut and engraved wood; 0.8mm birch plywood supported by an inner steel frame. “The chair is based on a new technology we developed that opens up unlimited possibilities for a vastly undervalued material – honeycomb. This beautiful material is cheap to make, renewable and biodegradable, yet gives a magnificent strength to weight ratio.” – Eric Tong