The best part of this is that most of the hardware is from the junk bin. Groover even went as far as making an Arduino Laser shield for the electronics.
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LOL until the hand came into the picture I could have sworn that piece of paper was at least Letter / A4 size…
I had a similar thought at first, too, then looked at a CD and realized the laser head only needs to move 1.5″ to cover the entire writable surface of the CD. So, yeah, it is actually a 1.5″ x 1.5″ laser cutter. Pretty limiting indeed but that’s a part of the challenge. I’ve designed two models for this cutter specifically so far (SVG and CNC files are here: http://elabz.com/cnc-files/ ) and plan on doing more and I would have to admit fitting everything you want on a postal stamp size workplace is tough but it’s a part of the fun.
I hope Groover wins the Epilog Challenge, I’m rooting for him!