Mr Beam II - Laser Cutter And Engraver
Desktop Lasercutter & Engraver
We started developing our Mr Beam laser cutter and engraver because we were fascinated by the technology and its possibilities, but weren't able to afford any of the industrial machines. Also, we were not happy with the usability of existing software solutions. We wanted to create the easiest to use laser cutter for the desktop, platform independent and mobile ready.
Our ambition was to maximize the working area whilst keeping the overall footprint to a minimum, so Mr Beam still fits on your desktop.
We wanted to create a versatile tool not only for professionals but also for makers and even for people who are not very clever with their hands.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The design with its incivise corner flaps states that this is a tool you can use in your workshop but also on your office desk. The flaps allow to store it upright without scratching the housing. It is portable and also easy to access and control with any wifi enabled device running a web-browser.
We attached a camera to the safety lid. It provides an accurate preview of the working area including the object you have placed there. Dragging a design into the desired position is now super easy.
A full metal safety housing closed with safety glass lid assures secure opperation.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in August 2015 in Munich and is recently on its final stretch to be completed.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Digital and Electronic Devices Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Sheet metal (steel), laser cut and cnc bent. Powder coated housing.
Safety glass lid.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Safety housing measures 710 x 480 x 175mm, working area: 500 x 400mm and maximum object height: 35mm, powerful 5w high efficiency shortwave laser (diode), laser class I, optional fume extraction, Wifi connected, over the air firmware updates, open source software stack
lasercutter, engraver, personal fabrication, maker, kickstarter, tool, desktop
The challenge was to design a safety housing that is easy to produce, avoiding expensive tooling costs. For the right laser class classification there have to be various mechanisms and the housing has to be light-tight.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Mr Beam Lasers UG