Brief background, I am moderately proficient at Fusion 360 and 3D printing with a Prusa mk3. I want to add laser engraving/cutting to my skill sets. LightBurn seems like a great investment of my time. Before I invest more time learning graphic design ( I have Inkscape loaded and have been following along with some YouTube tutorials) I simple want begin scratching out basic shapes and text, then move right over to operating a very simple laser machine.
My question is can anyone recommend with confidence the least expensive laser engrave/cutter that is easily compatible with LightBurn? I really don’t care if it’s sold on Ebay or Amazon, $119.00 or even $1000.00, I simple want to scratch out simple things, copy to an SD card or connect with a cable and push print. The Emblaser Core from Darkly “seems” easily compatible at $1000.00. But what about a $350.00 K40?
I really lucked out learning Fusion 360 and the ease at which I can print things out on my Prusa printer. Doesn’t look like Prusa is going to enter the laser world anytime soon. Thanks for your assistance.