Hacking 2 DVD RW writers: here’s engravR (RPi Laser Engraver)

By on March 27, 2014

Hacking 2 DVD RW writers and creating a Laser Engraver from it.


Note: If you don’t particularly care about the technical aspects of the project, skip to 13:45 to see the engraver in action!

My code is available here: https://github.com/iandouglas96/engravR. Feel free to modify it as you so desire.

engravR is a Raspberry Pi powered laser engraver built primarily using two old DVD RW drives. It was built following the following tutorial: http://funofdiy.blogspot.com/2013/10/…. Note that I did make changes to the code given there in order to allow remote engraving and to be able to read the kind of GCode that GCodeTools generates. It is available at the above GitHub link.

Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation (http://raspberrypi.org)

pxlweavr is online at http://www.pxlweavr.com

via engravR (RPi Laser Engraver) – YouTube.

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