February 18, 2013 AT 12:02 am

All About Laser Cutters @ The Adafruit Learning System

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All About Laser Cutters @ The Adafruit Learning System. Free information and resources for laser cutter owners.

One of our favorite tools in the Adafruit factory is our laser cutter. A laser cutter is a tool made of an XY plotter with a bed about 12″x24″ in size. Instead of a plotting pen, a laser beam is fired so that any shape can be cut out of a flat piece of plastic, wood, fabric, leather, etc. Even though laser cutters can only cut out of flat materials they are surprisingly versatile. By snapping together pieces and gluing or screwing parts together a full enclosure can be made.

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