Open Source Laser Cutter

We were contacted by Bart Dring of, which provides a variety of resources for laser cutting tech. Bart says: 
I thought you might be interested in my new open source laser cutter.  This is a second generation generation machine called the 2.x Laser.  It is a much more robust and easier to build than the previous laser. It will be release under OSHW (as soon as a logo is picked).  Currently the license is Creative Commons Attribute, Share Alike.
We are indeed! According to their post, the 2 axis machine has a third manually controlled vertical axis, and has a build envelope of 12” x 20” x 4”. The T-slot framed machine has upgraded electronics and differs in philosophy from the previous version. Version one attempted to be self-replicating, but this implied a constrained design. The new version instead focuses on robustness for increased functionality rather than replication. 
Join their forum to gain access to the design and build yourself a cool laser cutter!

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!