2022-01-29 (Sa) Laser engraver assembly

One of the things I miss most during this COVID era is hanging out at the hackspace and chatting with folks. Another thing I miss is the laser engraver there. The EWC_Panel project originally used laser-cut faceplates, but that fell through, and I switched to 3D printed adapters on hand-cut hardboard, which worked well anyway. I decided there were enough reasons to justify buying a laser engraver and found a reasonable entry-level home model.

Some folks reported that the included instructions were not helpful, and I have been hesitant about devices, like printers, that need significant assembly. The instructions were sparse because they were there to show a QR code linking an assembly video. The manufacturer claimed that the setup should take ten minutes, so I noted my start time. The video was easy to follow, and I finished in an hour. I planned to mount the laser on a slab of MDF, but I'll need to cut the fiberboard to fit on my table.
Set up on a workbench

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