Welcome to Our Community

Some features disabled for guests. Register Today.

      1. Build Progress:
        • Build Complete!
      Rate This Build
      1 votes
      For me is a laser very usefull - engrave things, cut balsawood, tatto jeans .....
      So I update my 3D Printer - Big Size with a Laser.

      Here two Videos how it works:

      My controller board "Echinus" has only free digital outputs, but for the PWM I need a analog output.
      This analog output I generate with an Ardurino Nano and a Potentiometer. With the potentiometer I can adjust the laser power (0 - 255 steps) and the Echinus board swith the PWM on (M3) and off (M5).

      20160716_114541.jpg 20160716_114551.jpg 20160716_114602.jpg 20160716_114603.jpg 20160716_114621-1.jpg 20160716_114634.jpg

      Here the wiring schematic:
      The Arduino sketch "Poti" can be download at "Files" folder.
      Arduino Nano - PWM for a Laser with a Poti.jpg

      For easy removal of the laser I have installed a socket, so it can be switch fast between 3D print and laser.

      20160716_133313.jpg 20160716_133249.jpg 20160716_133232.jpg 20160716_114716.jpg 20160716_125555.jpg 20160716_134853.jpg


      20160716_125609.jpg 20160716_123148.jpg 20160716_133101.jpg 20160716_132932.jpg Inkscape - Dornen.PNG Repetier Host - Dornen.PNG
      silopolis, 3DMON, Kyo and 2 others like this.
  • Loading...
  • Build Details

    Build License:
    • CC - Attribution - CC BY
  • Attached Files:

  • About Us

    The OpenBuilds Team is dedicated helping you to Dream it - Build it - Share it! Collaborate on our forums and be sure to visit the Part Store for all your Maker needs.

    [email protected]

  • Like us on Facebook

  • Support Open Source FairShare Program!

    OpenBuilds FairShare Give Back Program provides resources to Open Source projects, developers and schools around the world. Invest in your future by helping others develop their future.

    Donate to Open Source