The E3D BigBox is Live!
For everyone who doesn't already know my latest project, The E3D BigBox 3D Printer is now live on Kickstarter!
We launched just before the weekend and have already smashed... Read more
The E3D BigBox 3D Printer!
You might remember back in May I mentioned my 3D printer project. Well since then I have partnered up with E3D, the leaders in HotEnds, so we can make... Read more
Spring Bank Holiday & The Bigbox 3DP
I hope you're all well and as excited for the coming summer as I am.
We're having the UK Spring Bank Holiday this weekend and to mark the occasion... Read more
User gufix on the forums (http://thelittlebox.co/theforum) has updated the Inkscape engraver plugin to work with the latest version of Inkscape (0.91). On top of that gufix has also customised it... Read more
Free PicFRC Licenses for Registered PicLaser Lite Users
Jeff over at PicEngrave.Com has an offer on where you can bag yourself a free copy of PicFRC, their enhanced photo engraving software.
Pop onto the LittleBox Forums at... Read more
NefaStudio, a user on the forum and a tech blog in Japan (www.nefastudio.net) has modified and updated the latest 0.9c Grbl firmware for use with the MicroSlice!
They have... Read more
3D Printed Fan-Cooled Adjustable Laser Mount
I have designed a 3D printable fan cooled mount for the 16mm x 50mm laser modules. It means you'll be able to use the Analogue Laser Driver Module's full... Read more
I hope you all had a nice Christmas!
The sale is now live at http://thelittlebox.co/theshop
Use coupon SALE for 15% off.
The Multibox PC is now live on Kickstarter... Read more
Merry Christmas | New Things.
Firstly may I wish you all a merry Christmas and a pleasant new year and to thank you all for the support you have given to me and the... Read more
There is a 15% discount coupon available until Monday. If anyone is thinking of upgrading to the new analogue laser driver module now would be the perfect time.
Have... Read more
There is a display case available for the MicroSlice. It will replace the need to wear safety glasses while the MicroSlice is in use.
It will work with all... Read more
V2.5 Plans & Parts List.
The V2.5 Plans & Parts List is now available!
Download at your leisure :)
The Analogue Driver for engraving images.
The new Analogue Laser Driver Module is now available.
All versions of the MicroSlice are compatible with the new Analogue Driver. It will mean a simple alteration to... Read more
There is a new version including new firmware for the MicroSlice.
With a small modification and some tweaks all MicroSlice versions will be able to engrave images like the... Read more
200mw 405nm UV/Blue Diode!
The 100mw diode has been replaced with a doubly powerful 200mw+ blue diode. This diode will engrave and cut almost all colours. It is quite impressive.
There is an... Read more
There's an upgrade available for the MicroSlice which enables, and includes, a blue ray diode! It is compatible with both Standard & Powered-Up machines. The kit costs £30 and... Read more
I have just listed three birch plywood MicroSlice V2.0 kits on eBay.
They are leftover sets with Kickstarter branding. If you would like one they can had at http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=181488396606
The SnapPiCam is live now at
With the project nearing completion I'd like to take a few more minutes of your time and ask for your support again.
My partner has been involved with the... Read more
The missing M2 Microbarbs arrived yesterday.
All of the remaining kits are going out today!
The last of the Powered-Up Kits is in the Laser Cutter this very moment.
80% of the Standard Kits are already cut and are ready to be boxed along... Read more
This only relates to people who have pledged for a Powered-Up Kit. Everyone else may skip to the end.
There has been a miss-count on the number of M2... Read more
New Photo Link
There is a new link for the Build Manual Photos | microslice_build_manual_images.zip
Let's see how long this one lasts....
A zip of the high resolution images used in the forthcoming build manual is available to download from dropbox | microslice_build_manual_images.zip
It is a 1gb archive.
The manual is... Read more
So shipping should have started this week, but due to my underestimation of the work required this has not happened and I apologize for this oversight.
But to help... Read more
The MicroSlice V2 Plans & Parts
The MicroSlice V2 Plans & Parts is now available to download from http://thelittlebox.co
All the parts in the MicroSlice V2 Parts List are in stock!
Just a quick note about the MicroSlice V2.0 Plans & Parts List and parts availability, but first a video.
I have been asked a few times about the MicroSlice... Read more
The Good & The Great
Today the pulleys and belt arrived from China!
I wasted no time and installed a set into one of the waiting hand built MicroSlice.
I'm very pleased with the... Read more
The pulleys will be on their way to me tomorrow. They have finished deburring and are just having their grub screws fitted before being shipped.
The machine shop in... Read more
Good News | Bad News
I have some good news from the suppliers in China; the stepper motors are in the post, and production of the pulleys has finished. They are currently undergoing deburring... Read more
I understand that there is some considerable disappointment with the decision to remove the PSU from the kits. Disappointment is not something I wanted people to associated with the... Read more
it's been a few days since the last update so i thought to give you some news.
All the plywood kits have been cut and packaged, they will just... Read more
I've been putting together the build manual over the past few days and I've just finished the first draft of the first part.
I though you might like to have... Read more
Production of the MicroSlice V2.0 began yesterday afternoon!
To celebrate the event I have a video of one of the first production kits being cut.
Big High-5to... Read more
Ladies and Gentlemen; the MicroSlice V2.
We'll be going into production very soon, there are just a few details to sort out, but all the major design work is done.
I can't show it working as... Read more
Here's the new cutting head assembly, and how to assemble it :)
Pretty cool I think.
You'll all no doubt be pleased to know that my laser cutter is up and running, but I expect you'll be even more pleased to know that I have... Read more
I've pulled some stats from the recent surveys. Although not all the data is complete it does make for an interesting read.
Countries ranked by number of backers;
- 107... Read more
Just a quickie.
The sample motors arrived yesterday. There are three variants;
One with a 1/3 reduction, one with a 1/50 reduction and one with 1/100. You'll also notice... Read more
Bearings & Bits
I thought you might like to have a peak at the new linear bearings that will be replacing the aluminium tube that currently runs along the ground steel bars.... Read more
Warning Word Translations
I have been asked if it is possible to use different languages for the Laser-Cut parts. It is something I would like to be able to do, especially for... Read more
For anyone who missed the Kickstarter Funding Period you are able to Pre-Order a MicroSlice at the LittleBox website | http://thelittlebox.co/theshop
Please note that delivery of Pre-Ordered Kits is not... Read more
Unlocked Stretch Goal!
During the night we passed and unlocked the £77,500 Stretch Goal.
To help you correctly configure the MicroSlice's Powered-Up diode, and to make sure you don't over-cook it we... Read more
New Stretch Goal!
I have another Stretch Goal to announce!
To help you correctly configure the MicroSlice's Powered-Up diode, and to make sure you don't over-cook it we will add a... Read more
Stretch Goal Unlocked!
We have just reached and passed £65,000 in funding and I am delighted to say that a new Stretch Goal has been unlocked!
The Standard Kit's 100mw Diode will... Read more
Moments ago we passed £60,000, taking the MicroSlice up to double it's funding goal!
As a little Thank You to everyone for you support I'd like to announce some... Read more
PCB Engraving & Etching.
One of the bigger questions I get asked is about PCBs, and can you make them with the MicroSlice. Well I can now answer that question; Yes, you can... Read more
Unlocked Stretch Goal
During the night we passed the £55,000 Stretch Goal!
All of the Standard 100mw Kits will be upgraded from the Acrylic Lenses to a 3 Element Glass lens and... Read more
New Stretch Goals!
There is now a new Stretch Goal at a tantalisingly close £55,000, and another equally exciting goal at £65,000.
To the Standard 100mw Kits we'll upgrade the Acrylic... Read more
Stretch Goal Unlocked!
We have just passed the £45,000 stretch goal!
The MicroSlice's design will be altered to add Start, Pause, and Abort buttons at the front. Extra switches will be included... Read more
User adam_th on the LittleBox Forum has posted a thread with a series of photographs and some build tips from when he built his MicroSlice.
He bought a... Read more
Unlocked Stretch Goal
The MicroSlice has just passed the £35,000 line and the Assorted Pack Of Laserables has now been unlocked!
All pledges over £149 will now receive a pack of assorted... Read more
Hand Built MicroSlice
After many requests for extra Hand Built MicroSlice I will soon be adding another ten to the rewards for pledges of £349 or over.
To make sure the added... Read more
Firstly let me thank each and every one of you for your support and pledges. It has been a little over 24 hours since the project launched and the MicroSlice... Read more