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CoolBot keeps your laser cutter from overheating

[Charles] wrote in to share the project he just built for the London Hackerspace. He calls it CoolBot, and as the name indicates it’s responsible for keeping the laser cutter from overheating.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.04.24 at 22:14

Preparing sushi with the help of lasers

Preparing sushi with the help of lasers

It’s not too often that we cover food here on Hackaday, but when we saw how a laser cutter was being used to help enhance the look of sushi, we decided to share.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.04.19 at 02:16

[Dino]‘s one-year extravaganza is a laser oscillograph

[Dino]‘s one-year extravaganza is a laser oscillograph

Readers of Hackaday may have noticed the weekly posts featuring whatever [Dino Segovis] of Hack A Week has cooked up in the last seven days. For [Dino]‘s one-year anniversary, he’s pulled out all the stops and put together one of his coolest hacks to date.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.03.26 at 17:23

Following faces with OpenCV and Arduino

[Marco] has had some fun with OpenCV in the area of face tracking. Using an older laser project, he has cobbled together a system that will track a face and put a laser on it.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.03.24 at 22:01

Print your own Supercaps

[Gil] recently wrote in to tell us about some awesome research going on at UCLA. Apparently by layering some oxidized graphite onto a DVD and tossing it into a lightscribe burner, it’s possible to print your own super capacitors; some pretty high capacity ones at that.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.03.20 at 20:28

The Gauntlet: A 1 Watt Laser Module

The Gauntlet: A 1 Watt Laser Module

This is the gauntlet; a place where things are tortured in ways that only an engineer could appreciate. Today’s victim is a 1. 0W green laser module, manufactured by Suzhou Daheng under the brand name “DHOM”.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.03.17 at 23:40

Build your own line laser for 3D scanning

Build your own line laser for 3D scanning

[Valentin] wanted to experiment with 3D scanning some objects he had around the house, but says he didn’t want to buy a line laser for the project since they are pretty expensive.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.03.02 at 17:22

3D printed lugs for your custom bike

We haven’t heard much about 3D printing using stainless steel as the medium, but that’s exactly what’s going on with the lugs used to assemble this bicycle frame.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.02.25 at 05:00

Laser Spirograph exhibit repair and upgrade

Laser Spirograph exhibit repair and upgrade

[Bill Porter] continues finding ways to help out at the local museum. This time he’s plying his skills to fix a twenty-year-old exhibit that has been broken for some time.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.02.21 at 05:20

Just in case you didn’t know how awesome laser cutters really are

Just in case you didn’t know how awesome laser cutters really are

[Alex] got his hands on an Epiloge laser cutter the easy way — the company he works for bought one. We’re sure he’s not trying to rub it in, but he really does make the tool look and sound cool in the post he wrote purely to show off the new toy hardware.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.01.16 at 12:09


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