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h1. LAOS Laser 



 This site is about an Open Source laser engraver/cutter controller system, both hardware and software. Further info can be found on the [[Rationale and background]] page. The site was created in 2010 by Jaap Vermaas and Peter Brier, and is now being taken further with the help of many [[Contributors]]. 

 A laser cutter consists of several components, further described on the [Overview] page - this site focuses on units such as the [[HPC LS3020]], in combination with the LAOS electronics. For a full list, see the [[Laser Cutters|Supported lasers]] so far. The current electronics are [[LAOS Mainboard v0.3]] and [[LAOS I2C panel v0.3]] - older versions are listed on the [[Electronics]] page. 

 > Tip: for quick navigation, see the tabs at the top of each page on this site. 

 h2. [[HowTo's]] 

 * [Figure out what you'll need and where to get it] 
 * [Prepare your laser cutter for use with LAOS] (including a first firing test) 
 * [Assemble the LAOS electronics boards] 
 * [Install firmware and verify proper operation] 
 * [[Connect the electronics and hook it up to your network]] 
 * [Install required software on your Windows, Mac, or Linux PC] 
 * [[Troubleshooting]] [Troubleshooting] - [Where to get help] - [Contributing to this wiki] 

 h2. [[Laser cutters]] 

 * [[How does a laser cutter work?]] 
 * [[HPC LS3020]] 
 * [[Materials and settings]] 

 h2. [[Electronics]] 

 * [What is the electronics for?] 
 * [[LAOS Mainboard v0.3]] 
 * [[LAOS I2C Panel v0.3]] 

 h2. [[Software]] 

 * [[Software overview]] 
 * [LAOS firmware] 
 * [[LAOS configuration file]] 
 * [[LAOS CUPS driver]] 
 * [[VisiCut]] 

 h2. Useful links 

 * original wiki -