Mr. Beam Introduces DIY Laser Cutting and Engraving

  Giving a gift that has a personal message engraved on it makes it that much more special, and maybe that piece of chocolate will deliver more than a smile. Mr. Beam cuts and engraves materials when creativity strikes adding personal touches to items right at home. Mr. Beam is a buildable DIY kit that uses a diode laser to cut materials or engrave objects with custom creative designs. The platform uses a Raspberry Pi interface supplying an Arduino Uno controller connected to a proprietary Mr. Beam Shield unit to drive the motors in precise movement. The base laser on the system is a 200mW red diode laser upgradable to a [...]