DIY Desktop Laser Cutter and Engraver - FABOOL Laser Mini
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FABOOL Laser Mini is an open-source, ready-to-assemble type of desktop laser cutter and engraver, which was developed by smartDIYs, a group of Japanese engineers.The machine excels in usability and expandability, which enables it to meet variety of needs.
It all began with developing a high-power 60W large laser cutter and engraver for our own a year and a half ago, we turned it into a smaller version of desktop laser cutter and engraver, as Smart Laser Mini. This time we are releasing the upgraded version as FABOOL Laser Mini, with improved usability, stylish design, and 1/4 of assembly time.
In June 2016, FABOOL Laser Mini, collected about $60 million , which was the highest amount ever in the history of major crowdfunding platforms in Japan as well as the second highest among laser cutter campaigns in the world.
To find out more about us: http://www.smartdiys.cc/fabool-laser-mini/
“Scalability” which adapts to various needs of users
Extension of parts allows users to customize based on their needs. (e.g. Expanding the frame which leads to 1m*1m processing range, Replacing the laser head to one with can produce higher output). Because both hard and software are open source, it made possible to add User’s original functions.
Satisfying a wide range of needs by providing sufficient machine performance
Equipped with high-spec motor driver and high-speed microcomputer chip, FABOOL Laser Mini can be used in various situations from designing, to teaching, to prototyping, and more! Despite its affordability, the high-spec and good quality of Japan-design laser cutter will not disappoint users.
Assembly only takes about two hours. All you need is hex wrench and spanner, which are included in FABOOL Laser Mini kit.
- User friendly cloud-based software
The free all-in-one software, which is cloud-based and works on the browser, includes functions such as creating and retrieving the processed data of products - sharing all those data and images of the products among other users.
Step-by-step instruction manual for assembly and how to use the software.
More Details of FABOOL Laser Mini
Work Area: 300×230mm
Laser: 1.6W Laser Diode 445nm (Basic Model) / 3.5W (Power-up Model)
Supported Processing Method: Vector engraving, Raster engraving
Supported OS: Windows7, Windows8, Windows8.1, Windows10, Mac OS X, Linux, Raspberry Pi
Supported Browser: Chrome、FireFox
Supported File: SVG、DXF、JPEG、BMP、PNG、TIF、GIF、PSD
Accessories: USB Cable, AC Adapter, Laser Safety Glasses, Hexagon Wrench, Spanner
Power Supply: AC100V-240V
Size: 540×485×140mm(Not including cable)
Operating temperature: Below 30℃ (86F)
Continuous operating time: Under one hour
Weight: About ４kg
-- 1.6W Laser Diode
Blue Laser Diode 1.6 W in TO56 Package by OSRAM Ltd.
-- 3.5W Laser Diode
Blue Laser Diode 3.5 W by NICHIA Cooperation.
-- Mechanical parts
We adopted open builds V-slot (http://openbuildspartstore.com/) for our mechanical parts, which leads to simple and easy assembly.
-- Computer software
-- Software Download
Instruction for downloading the software:
-- Control board
The control board uses STM32 microcontroller.
Microcontroller’s program is based on GRBL (Bengler: GRBL)
FABOOL Laser Mini Shield designed using the KiCad.
Download FABOOL Laser Mini Shield’s design data file from GitHub.
・KiCad data files
・Circuit diagram (pdf)
smartDIYs/SmartLaserMiniShield · GitHub
-- Work with Raspberry Pi
FABOOL Laser Mini also works with Raspberry Pi.
Use 3pcs of NEMA17 Stepping motors(JK43HS34)
-- Processing method
The vector method can cut along the outer shapes also It can be created in SVG or DXF format.
Raster method is for impressing an image while horizontally scanning just like filling.
Raster method can be put with SVG, PNG or BMP format images.
-- Open source
Visit our official website for open-source data regarding PCB, mechanical design, and driver software.
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