Project of the Day: LazerBlade

Today’s POTD is for the makers out there.

LazerBlade: The Affordable Laser Cutter/Engraver comes to us from a Melbourne-based team, Darkly Labs, and is aiming to bring the process of laser engraving to the masses. Currently, if you have a project that requires the use of a laser engraver or cutter, your options are fairly limited. Either you purchase a costly unit to keep for personal use, or pay a local shop to do the job for you. LazerBlade has been designed with this in mind, and the result is an easy-to-use unit that won’t destroy your wallet.

The potential uses for laser engraving/cutting are endless. Imagine switching out your traditional paper business cards with sleek, balsa wood business cards featuring your company logo and contact information engraved into the wood. Perhaps you’re working on an invention of your own that would greatly benefit from having the ability to laser cut pieces for your prototypes. A machine like this can truly be put to work in a number of different applications. And with two unique pieces of complementing software included in the LazerBlade package, you’ll have everything you need to get your designs ready for use with the unit.

Upon receiving LazerBlade, a small amount of assembly is required to get things up and running. But if you can use an alan key and snap pieces together, the setup shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours.

The team has been working on LazerBlade for about a year already, and has spent the last several months testing and refining working prototypes. The funds raised through this project will allow the team to begin the first production run and get the first finished LazerBlades out into the wild.

With 3 days left in the Kickstarter campaign, the team has raised more than ten times the original $45K AUD goal. Head on over and back LazerBlade now!

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