First in hopefully a series of blogs where I get to unbox, build, test, play and learn with a new toy I got for Christmas from my better half – a 2.5W A3 laser engraver and cutter from Banggood in China!
Link to the laser can be found below:
A great little laser engraver – capable of engraving onto wood and cutting thin material such as paper, card, balsa, ply up to about 3mm. Lots to learn and even more geeky toys to fill up “cassa-del-chunky-steveo”!
The video below is just the intro and un-boxing of the laser to show you what is in the box when you get it. More blogs and videos to follow with the build, testing and actually cutting and engraving (hopefully!). Check out the images below after you have watched the video for some closer shots of the kit.
Remember – never ever “shoot the eye”!
Safety first with any laser project – protect your eyes. Bare minimum is to get a kit with included glasses, and then upgrade to better ones. Below are the included safety goggles – labelled as a gift, which seems wrong!
The whole kit laid out below. There’s not much to it really, and compared to building my 3D Printer, it should be quick and easy…right?!