I live west of Boston Ma.
For lasers I actually have 4 that are running (and a few I took apart for parts) I have 2 diode lasers, and 2 CO2 lasers.
- original Eleksmaker A3 using an Eleksmaker controller;
- An Open Builds ACRO system with a 2W TTL laser, with a C3D controller (yes it works great with a diode laser), Z-axis, …
- K40 with lots of mod’s/rewiring and a C3D controller - really about 30 Watts
- Red - Black 700x500 with an 80 watt tube (a real 80W tube) power Z axis.
I just noticed that I originally bought LightBurn exactly 1 year ago today and have been very happy that I did.
I make things as a hobby, I could sell some but that would make a hobby into work - so I make all kinds of thngs and give them away to friends.
I also have an Open Builds C-Beam XL CNC machine with a water cooled spindle and work with wood, plastics, and Aluminum. With external motor controllers I figured I didn’t need to buy a controller so I use a UNO board with screw terminals shield to drive everything, Another purchase I have been very happy with. And to round things out I have 3 3D Printers the biggest has a 300x300xx400mm build area. The other’s are i3 clones that I built.
Another side line where I make things and give them away is making vinyl graphics for RC Sail Boats.