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Home made T.E.A. lasers

Home made T.E.A. lasers

[Nyle] was interested in building lasers at home but felt that the exotic parts list was just too daunting. That was, until he discovered T. E. A. lasers.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2010.09.23 at 12:09

Building a laser cutter from a weak laser

Building a laser cutter from a weak laser

We covet laser cutters and this diy model with a 1 Watt IR diode may be well within our price range. Most commercially available laser cutters, and some homemade ones, work in the 20-100 Watt ranges, using a CO2 laser.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2010.09.23 at 12:01

1 Watt laser engraver

1 Watt laser engraver

This laser engraver was built using printer parts, a CD-ROM carriage, and some homebrew electronic boards. The laser diode is a 1-Watt model similar to what we saw used as a weak laser cutter back in August.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2010.09.23 at 11:50

Laser marquee projector

Laser marquee projector

This laser message scroller is built with inexpensive parts. The heart of [Raul's] system is a spinning pill-box with eight mirrors on it. Each redirects the laser to a different vertical portion of the projection surface.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2010.09.23 at 11:49

Laser microscope projection

Laser microscope projection

Ok, we’ll start this off by saying, looking at lasers can damage your eyes. Be careful. Now that we’ve got that absolutely clear, we couldn’t help but find this super quick and dirty laser microscope fascinating.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2010.08.23 at 07:12

Vector plotter with lasers

[Hubert] sent in his experiments using HDDs, CDROMs, speakers, and other components to make an XY laser plotter. Those carefully reading will note, its not all three to make one plotter, but rather three plotters each using a separate system.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2010.08.23 at 06:57

Negative laser etching

Negative laser etching

[James] has been refining a method of negatively etching metal with a laser. He had been using a product called Thermark which is designed for this process, but it’s quite expensive.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2010.08.23 at 06:20

Another home-built laser projector

Another home-built laser projector

[Jarrod] sent us a link to this home-built laser projector after seeing a different projector that we featured yesterday. This system is fundamentally different.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2010.08.23 at 05:58

1W blue laser – remarkably easy and dangerous

We’ve been covering Laser Hacks pretty much since the beginning but it’s surprising to see the niche market that has sprouted up around building powerful handheld modules.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2010.08.23 at 05:42

C02 laser in your living room

C02 laser in your living room

[Magx1] has filled his living room with laser-y goodness. You can get tons of build pictures and information from his Flickr set. There are many cool aspects of this build, but one that stands out is how he gets his C02.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2010.07.28 at 11:56


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