[hackerspaces] Start a Kickstarter for Your Laser Cutter Today

Adina Bogert-O'Brien adina at thinkhaus.org
Tue Feb 8 20:03:04 CET 2011

We (think|haus) went the cheap chinese route as well. The main problem we
ran into was that the original control board and software sucked. Really
sucked. Fortunately, some of our members have the skills to modify it:
ended up with a pretty decent 40W CO2 laser for a little over $1000 CAD in
initial purchase costs + parts.


On 7 February 2011 17:15, Russ Garrett <russ at garrett.co.uk> wrote:

> On 7 February 2011 17:15, bre pettis <brepettis at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I will also donate on kickstarter to any hackerspace wanting to get a
> > lasercutter. I recommend getting a non-chinese knockoff brand. Get the
> > biggest one you can afford!
> We found a dealer in the UK who imports the cheap Chinese laser
> cutters and provides spares for them. We bought a 40W, 800x600mm
> (24x32") model for less than a third the cost of the equivalent Epilog
> model.
> We have had a couple of problems with it, but primarily due to cooling
> issues which were our fault.
> --
> Russ Garrett
> russ at garrett.co.uk
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