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Anet A8 3D Printer Laser Engraver Mod

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Anet A8 3D Printer Laser Engraver Mod by lokster Feb 12, 2017
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Turn your Anet A8 3D Printer into fully functional low-power laser engraver!
Detailed instructions on http://lokspace.eu/anet-a8-3d-printer-laser-engraver-mod/

Print Settings

Printer:

Anet A8

Rafts:

No

Supports:

Yes

Resolution:

0.2

Infill:

100

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Couldn't you just drop in a more powerful laser with the same setup? The one I linked below operates on 5v as well and only draws one amp. Would this work?

https://www.ebay.com/i/122396039196

Great tutorial. Thanks! Got my parts and assembled them today. But the dimensions are wrong. Everything is much smaller than it should be.
I set the dimensions to mm (both in the document options an the plugin windows). Any idea why this happens?
By the way: I made a Laser mount for the A2 and plublished it to thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2449260

Laser Mount for Anet A2

So I got the laser you mentioned in your tutorial. Though I am a little confused. It has the TTL but what I want to know is what is it for. Do I have to hook it up. What do I hook it up to. What if I don't hook it up. Do I have to use the resistor things you mention in your tutorial?

Thanks,
Curtis

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