What would you like to do with a laser engraver? Answered
I've recently seriously looked at what they are capable of.
I saw a few demo's at the Maker Faire and I got a little Aztec calendar at the Epilog booth. The detail these laser engravers are capable of is amazing.
This just instantly opens up a lot of doors in ideas and making things. Craft Technology Lab a group from Colorado had a verry cool booth. Besides the wearable e-textiles peices they had fun laser cut kinetic sculptures. A little twist of a crank and it spun a ball balanced on a seals nose and waved his tail. The sliceforms were another amazingly designed laser cut project. Imagine larger scale peices with cushions! Could make every furniture peice in your house!
Anyhow here is their page, they had a lot more laser cut kinetic sculptures at the faire though that arent on the webpage.
Myself some of the things I'd make is ships and airplanes frames.
Remember this burning man peice?
Wouldnt be too hard tracking down who has the files on their computer. With a litle manipulation you'd have a minerature model of it.
I'd have to make my familys home. Scale replicas of things you own is always fun.
With a laser cutter your xmas and b-day gift ideas are set for life.