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The ZelosLaser Engraver is affordable, has a compact design and presents
the perfect entry for the daily hobbyist.
The ZelosLaser Engraver is affordable, has a compact design and presents the perfect entry for the daily hobbyist.
22 backers pledged €6,265 to help bring this project to life.

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ZelosLaser-Open Source Laser Engraver

€6,265

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Turn your ideas into reality!

What can the ZelosLaser Engraver do for you?

The Open Source ZelosLaser Engraver is a full working unit to engrave and even cut material like plastics, wood, leather and much more. It is easy to build and has a lot of features.

Laser engraving, what's that?

Laser engraving is a technology that uses a laser to engrave flat materials like cardboard, wood, foam rubber and many more.

"Only the area inside this focal point is significantly affected when the laser beam passes over the surface. The energy delivered by the laser changes the surface of the material under the focal point. It may heat up the surface and subsequently vaporize the material"

-Wikipedia

What are the Characteristics of the ZelosLaser Engraver?

  • Uses UNO R3 Microcontroller and a GRBL Shield V.3
  • ships with a 300mw 405nm Laser Diode
  • sturdy and reliable design
  • There are 56 3d-printed parts in the kit

All the software and hardware used by the ZelosLaser are Open Source and free for personal use.

Dimensions

  • Work area *Normal* 300mm x 200mm
  • Outer dimensions Normal 440mm x 350mm x 220mm

Expected delivery NORMAL: October 2015

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  • Work area *BIG MAMA* 660mm x 650mm 
  • Outer  dimensions*BIG MAMA* 800mm x 800mm x 220m

Expected delivery BIG MAMA: October 2015

- It ships as a kit to be built at home -

you've lost a screw during assembly?

We always send a few screws, threaded plates and washers extra.

The transmission system is sturdy and reliable.

We use only very high quality materials

All bolts, nuts and washers are made of galvanized steel. The 20x20 aluminum profiles are prodoced by a German High Precision Manufacturer( ±10 µm - ± 1µm )

Mechanical components

  • screws,nuts, washers
  • aluminum profiles
  • 5x steel rod 8mm
  • 6x LM8UU linear bearings
  • GT2 Timing belt
  • 5x GT2 Pulley
  • 1x Baseplate (Not included for BIG MAMA !!!)

Laser wavelength: 405nm (purple laser) optical power: real 300 mW

Electronic components

  • 1x UNO R3 microcontroller
  • 1x USB cable
  • 1x Dupont cables for connecting electronics
  • 1x GRBL Shield V.3
  • 4x mechanical limit switches
  • 2x Nema 17 stepper motor 36oz
  • 1x cooling fan 40x40x10mm DC 12V
  • 1x 5V dual relay
  • 1x laser 300 mW or 2 watt laser
  • 2x stepper driver pololu A4988
  • 1x110-240V AC input / 12V 3A DC mains adapter
  • 1x Laser safety goggles

Software

  • Firmware for the UNO R3 Microcontroller: Grbl 0.9
  • Drawing software: Inkscape 0.91/combined with a common Gcode plug-in. (recommended)
  • G-Code Sernder: GRBL Controller 3 (recommended)

Compatible with any program that generates Gcode.

--> PREMIUM KIT <--

(our recommendation)

Complete kit. *NORMAL*

contains everything you need to build your ZelosLaser Engraver

  • + some materials for testing
  • + personal support via. livechat.
  • + 1x PicSender license key

PicSender is a low cost gcode sender program that has been especially developed to reliably stream the large, fast moving, short segment, gcode moves to GRBL laser image engravers. Optimized for use with several different versions of GRBL, it is proving to be more successful at job completion than most of the free sending programs.

--> More Infos <--

  • 2Watt 445nm M140 Diode
  • 3A analog laser diode driver
  • Three Element Glass lens
  • Laser Power adjustable via. Software 0-100%

Create and Engrave greyscale pictures with fine dithering.

done on birch plywood with PicSender

Featuring works by John Champlain and Jeff Woodcock

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with which Materials can the ZelosLaser Engraver work?

Put together the Parts: just simply

All parts are designed and Printed to fit precisely together . No need for drilling or other serious interventions. Super Easily assembled with only:

  • two Allen key (M4 and M3)
  • a screwdriver
  • Superglue
  • a scissor and maybe a plier

Stretch Goals

€7,000 = Electronics Case-upgrade. LOCKED

let all your cables disappear in a box. If we hit this Goal, all Kickstarter ZelosLaser Engraver kits will ship with a 3D Printed Electronics Case as standart.

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€25,000 = LCD Display/SD Card Module-upgrade. LOCKED

LCD Display with SD Card Module allows working without PC. If we hit this Goal, all Kickstarter ZelosLaser Engraver kits will ship with a LCD Display/SD Card reader as standart.

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€55,000 = 2-Watt Laser-upgrade. LOCKED

The 2-Watt Laser-upgrade.Engrave and cut a lot more Materials. If we hit this Goal, all Kickstarter ZelosLaser Engraver kits will ship with the 2-Watt Laser as standart.

  • 2Watt 445nm M140 Diode
  • 3A analog laser diode driver
  • Three Element Glass lens
  • Laser Power adjustable via. Software 0-100%

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Shipping and other Details

ZelosLaser Engraver kits are shipped from our Zelos-Dynamics Shipping Center, based in Germany. We ship internationally.

Custom tariffs, duty, services tax and goods, value added tax (VAT) and similar taxes and fees may be charged upon delivery by the destination country. These fees and taxes are not included in the shipping charges. The amount of applicable duty, tariffs, taxes and VAT, if any, will change by country.

Risks and challenges

All shipping routes are confirmed.
Suppliers and manufacturers are informed and ready.
There are only a few small adjustments to the software. This will be fixed shortly.

The Development continues running.
Extensions are planned for the near Future.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €1 or more About $1.13

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    Pledge €110 or more About $125

    **2 WATT LASER UPGRADE**
    Engrave and cut a lot more materials.

    -2Watt 445nm M140 Diode
    -3A analog laser diode driver
    -Three Element Glass lens
    -Laser Power adjustable via. Software 0-100%
    just add 110€ to your selected Kit

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    Pledge €142 or more About $161

    **STARTER KIT**

    Complete frame Kit. *NORMAL*
    contains what you need to Build your ZelosLaser Engraver Frame.
    Aluminium profiles
    Screws / Nuts / Washers
    3D Printed parts

    Shipping from Germany
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    Pledge €310 or more About $351

    **SUPER EARLY BIRD**
    Complete kit.
    contains everything what you need to Build your ZelosLaser Engraver + some materials for testing.

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    Pledge €327 or more About $370

    **EARLY BIRD**
    Complete kit. *NORMAL*
    contains everything what you need to Build your ZelosLaser Engraver + some materials for testing.

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    Pledge €345 or more About $391

    **KIT NORMAL**

    Complete kit. *NORMAL*
    contains everything what you need to Build your ZelosLaser Engraver.

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    Pledge €361 or more About $409

    **KIT PREMIUM**

    Complete kit. *NORMAL*
    contains everything what you need to Build your ZelosLaser Engraver
    + some materials for testing
    + personal Support via. Livechat.
    + 1x PicSender License Key

    Shipping from Germany
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    Pledge €365 or more About $413

    **SUPER EARLY BIRD** ##BIG MAMA##
    Complete kit.
    contains everything what you need to Build your BIG MAMA ZelosLaser Engraver + some materials for testing.
    !!!comes without bottom plate!!!

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