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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 other [[Contributors]]. 

 A laser cutter consists of several components, as described on [[How does a laser cutter work?|this 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. 

 %{color:red}Warning: If you have Rev4 board, read 

 To avoid confusion, these versions are current: 
 * LAOS Mainboard: v0.4 (with patch) 
 * LAOS I2C panel: v0.3 
 * LAOS firmware: v0.3 (latest bin 9-3-2013) 

 > Tip # 1: for quick navigation, see the tabs at the top of each page on this site. 
 > Tip # 2: click on the section titles below for a list of all the pages related to that section. 

 h2. [[Buy a LaosBoard]] 

 Board and parts can be found in our "webshop": 

 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) 
 * [[Assembling the LAOS electronics boards]] 
 ** [[Step-by-step assembling of the board]] 
 * [Install firmware and verify proper operation] 
 * [[Connect the electronics and hook it up to your network]] 
 * [[pwm|Getting PWM to work]] 
 * [Install required software on your Windows, Mac, or Linux PC] 
 * [[Troubleshooting]] - [Where to get help] - [Contributing to this wiki] 

 h2. [[Laser cutters]] 

 * [[How does a laser cutter work?]] 
 * [[HPC LS3020]] 
 ** [[Materials_and_settings]] 
 * [[K40-III]] 
 ** [[K40-III_Material_settings]] 
 * [[Moshi-to-laos-conversion-K40-III]] 
 * [[Lasersaur]] 
 * [[LaOS on the road]] 
 * [[A list of users with LAOS converted lasercutters]] 

 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]] 
 * [[SimpleCode]] (laos gcode file format) 
 * [[LAOS CUPS driver]] 
 * [[VisiCut]] 

 h2. [[Future directions]] 

 * [[RTOS]] 

 h2. Additional information 

 * [Historical notes] 
 * original wiki - 
 * [[Links]]