There are many out there that are making things to win a laser cutter. Here is a project for those 500 that don't win, but still want a laser cutter for simple stencil cutting needs.
This project was conceived during a chat with Alex
where we wished we had a laser cutter and thought we could make one out of an etchasketch
. Alex, this instructable is for you. Keep on inspiring me.
--Update: Samuel just built one of these things! He did a much better job t han I did ; P I can't wait for video!--
Here's a video showing the basic setup:
This project demonstrates a simple hack to create a large format laser cutter utilizing all the scrap electronics you may have lying around. If you have a broken scanner or two, the cost can be just about 30 dollars for the entire project.