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CrowdFunding promotion The affordable ZelosLaser Engraver

posted May 13, 2015, 11:05 PM by J Shaw   [ updated May 13, 2015, 11:05 PM ]


The ZelosLaser Engraver is affordable, with a compact design and the perfect entry for the Daily Hobbyist.

About this project

What are the characteristics of the ZelosLaser Engraver?

  • Work area 300mm x 200mm
  • Housing dimensions 440mm x 350mm x 220mm
  • Uses the Arduino UNO Clone and a GRBL Shield
  • Laser 300mw 405nm Laser Diode
  • There are 55x 3D-Printed parts in the kit
  • All the software and Hardware used by the ZelosLaser is Open Source and free for personal use

It comes as a kit to build at home

 The transmission System is sturdy and reliable.

We use only very high quality

All bolts, nuts and washers are made of galvanized steel. The 20x20 aluminum profiles comes from a German high precision manufacturer.

Mechanical Components

  • Screws,nuts, washers
  • aluminum profiles
  • Steel Rod 8mm
  • LM8UU linear bearings
  • GT2 Timing belt, GT2 Pulleys
  • Baseplate

Electronic Components

  • Arduino UNO clone
  • USB Cable
  • GRBL Shield
  • Mech. Endstops
  • Nema 17 stepper motor
  • 5V dual Relay
  • 300mw laser
  • stepper driver pololu A4988
  • 110-240V AC Mains / 12V 3A DC Power Adaptor
  • Laser safety goggles

Software

  • Firmware for the Arduino UNO Clone: Grbl 0.9
  • drawing software: Inkscape 0.91/combined with a laser engraver plug-in.
  • G-Code Sernder: Grbl Controller 3.0 by Zapmaker

 From the Makers - For the Makers !

Risks and challenges

All shipping routes are confirmed. 
Suppliers and manufacturers are informed and ready. 
There are only a few small adjustments to the software. This will be fixed shortly.

The Development continues running. 
Extensions are planned for the near Future. 
Upgrades like an LCD display with SD Card reader and much more.

It will be followed by other multi function heads. e.g. a plotter head.

Furthermore, we are currently planning a upgrade module of the laser. A laser with a 2W diode can be purchased in the future.