Let's Build: laser engraver CNC

  • 10/13/2018
  • 11:00 AM
  • 10/14/2018
  • 10:00 PM
  • SnoCo Makerspace 2H 2615 W Casino Rd, Everett, WA


  • Class plus materials to build the laser engraver. You must have proof of membership in: MakerLab, Foundry OR SeattleMakers
  • Class and Materials for building your own laser engraver.

Registration is closed

This will be a one or two day workshop depending on people's experience and skill.

I will provide all the materials to create a fully functional CNC with a 500mW IR Laser - perfect for engraving items and cutting through thin materials.

Every one will need a laptop or desktop to do testing and tuning. I have some you can borrow. You can use Mac,, PC,, Linux,, Raspi,, and even your Android tablet.

You can use Universal Gcode Sender on any of these platforms (free). If you are using Windows,, I suggest software.

Please RSVP soon so I know if I should expand the class or not.

In this workshop,, we will:

- Look at resources for CNC equipment and discuss quality and pricing.

- Assemble the CNC frame,, discuss support and expansion.

- Install drive systems and drag chains and discuss other options.

- Install components and discuss the functions of each component.

- Wire everything together and discuss strategies and dangers of a live system.

- Customize and install GRBL firmware on an Arduino.

- Install and tune the Arduino controller to communicate with our equipment.

- Do final component and install check.

- Discuss reflectivity and absorption of materials.

- Learn and use Gcode commands to create custom functions.

- Do a full test run!!

Members Only: $350

SnoCo Makers organization is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

EIN: 47-3499005

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2615 W Casino Rd Unit 2H,
Everett, WA 98201

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