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  • Introducing the Platypus Laser Controller!


  • A little while ago we launched the Engravinator, a compact and open source diode laser engraver. Sometimes one project leads to another. So, while researching the Grbl control board options, we were left a little underwhelmed with the feature set and specifications of the control boards available. So, as XKCD describes so perfectly: So, we would like to introduce you to our contribution to the pool of 2-axis Grbl boards, the Platypus!

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  • Introducing The Engravinator


  • Nearly a year ago, friend of Maniacal Labs Patrick Connelly (or pcon as we call him) came to me with a question: “Are there any cheap and compact laser engravers that are meant to be brought to the workpiece instead of the other way around?” It was a good question. While the answer was technically “yes”, there was really only one design (that was clearly cloned under a dozen different names) but it was lackluster at best.

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