If you are looking for a way to laser cutter and engraver to use on smartphones or similar sized devices and the ability to cut through foam or other thin and soft materials such as paper.
You might be interested in the Cube laser cutter system which has launched over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website and has already blasted through its $10,000 pledge goal with still 30 days remaining on the campaign.
The Cube laser cutter system has been specifically designed to provide users with a cost-effective entry level desktop cutter or engraver. Using its built in laser the machine is capable of cutting paper and engraving wood, leather, bamboo and plastic to name just a few materials. Watch the video below to learn more about the Cube laser cutter project and see it in action.
The Cube measures 6 x 6 x 7.25 inches in size and provides a cutting area of 1.65 x 1.65 inches in size. Its creator explains a little more:
“Open source is the idea to bring everyone knowledge to accessible his/her self-build up work. We have been studying and thinking about how to use these source to make an own Laser Cube .This ideal Laser Cube could work high-capable , easy to use, carried or moved, and enjoyable! For this goal, We explored on internet and collect all valuable knowledge and hardware necessaries.
Fortunately, we had our very original laser box down in April. we did sell some of the parts and original laser boxes . The response was good from our buyers. As a belief , we wanted the laser box could be more desirable, both of from shape and duties. Finally, we have the advance one come out now. It is Laser Cube. We were so excited .
As a result, we found out that is so interesting to make a self-build Laser Cube by using the open sources. Though we encounter some problems, such as having hard time to get all the parts of component together like other hobbyists may have, but we think it is worth.
We decided to collect all the necessaries and make it available to the public. As we put our laser cube project at Kickstart platform here, we hope more hobbyists can enjoy the convenience and fun from assembling the laser cube. More important thing is, if we met our funding goal or over-funding, we are planning to make our laser cube to be more modification and rewarding more back to our supporters. “
The Cube project is currently over on the Kickstarter so if you think Cube is something you and your projects could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge starting at $175.