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h1. LAOS Laser


This site is about an Open Source laser engraver/cutter controller controler 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 [[Supported lasers]] so far. The current electronics are [[Mainboard v0.3]] and [[i2cpanel vx.x]] - older versions are listed at the end of this 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 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 - Where to get help - Contributing to this wiki

h2. Reference

h3. Laser cutters

* HPC LS3020
* Materials and settings

h3. Electronics

* Mainboard v0.3
* I2cpanel vx.x

h3. Software

* LAOS firmware
* LAOS CUPS driver
* VisiCut

h3. Older information


h2. Useful links