A Maker by the name of SilverJimmy may have already had a full-sized 50 watt laser cutter, but that didn’t stop him from wanting to design something smaller and microcontroller-driven.
Enter the MicroSlice, which HackADay’s John Marsh describes as an adorable little engraver.
“To keep the design simple, SilverJimmy opted for a fixed cutting table, which meant moving the cutting head and the X-Axis as a unit along the Y-Axis,” Marsh explained.
“The solution was to take inspiration from gantry cranes. He snagged a couple of stepper motors with threaded shafts, designed the parts in Inkscape, then fired up his full-size cutter to carve out the pieces.”
Interested in learning more about SilverJimmy’s tiny Arduino laser cutter? You can check out the project’s official page on Instructables.