Lasersaur Manual
The Lasersaur Manual

The Lasersaur is a beautiful laser cutter with an outstanding price-performance ratio. We designed it to fill the need of makers, designers, architects and researchers who want a safe and highly-capable machine. Unlike others it's open source and comes fully loaded with knowledge to run, maintain, and modify.

What can it cut? Material Rundown Video
What are the specs?
  • work area: 1220x610mm (48x24")
  • dimensions: 1700x1170x360mm (67x46x14.2")
  • laser: 120W @ 10.6um (100W in long-life)
  • resolution: 0.1-0.03mm (240-840dpi)
  • maximum feed/seekrate: 6000mm/min
  • modes: vector, vector fills, raster
What does set it apart?
  • Solid aluminum/stainless design.
  • Beautiful, cross-platform control software.
  • Industrial size yet portable (2 people, panels off).
  • Powerful API to fully integrate into workflow.
  • Open source design with helpful community.
  • Designed for DIY maintenance.
  • Modular design (upgradable to 200W).
  • Quick-swapable focal lens.
How can I get one?
Who has already built a 'saur?
  • Lot of us!
  • Hacker spaces all over the world.
  • Students at CMU, NYU, MIT, ETH et al.
  • Designers and Architects.
Who started it? Stefan and Addie from Nortd Labs

Feed this Project

One way to let us know how much you like this project is by sending us some donations. We take money thankfully and invest it in the advancement of this project.

$(any) Project Support: Simply want to support the project? Rad! We promise any amount donated will go directly to support lasers.
We Accept Bitcoin! Please send project support to: 19HFotfDymPcsdzU7fVhXYW5iJpTpWKt8p


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Special Thanks

Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, Culture Lab at Newcastle University, Hyperwerk in Basel