Parametric CNC workshop organisation mounts and brackets

Organisation is important. Organisation of shared workspaces is REALLY important. Why? Keeping track of and finding tools is a pain in the ass. Without a firm organisational system well intentioned members can be forgiven for putting tools back in the wrong place. Other members may be discouraged from attempting it at all. The hypothesis is… Read More Parametric CNC workshop organisation mounts and brackets

Adding Laser Engraver to CNC Router and Activating in Mach3

I wanted to add a laser module to my CNC router so that I could label parts as they were machined. The advantage to doing this on one machine is obviously reduced setup time. The laser module I used was an ElksMaker 2300mW 445nm blue laser. I got this off ebay for ~$100NZD (70US) https://www.ebay.com/itm/445nm-2-3W-2300mW-Blue-Laser-Module-With-TTL-PWM-For-DIY-Laser-Cutter-Engraver/322382603217?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649… Read More Adding Laser Engraver to CNC Router and Activating in Mach3