Laser Open Source (LAOS) floss your laser!


The LAOS project was initiated by Peter Brier (KekkeTek), Jaap Vermaas (Fab Lab Truck),  Jelle Boomsma and Siert Wijnia (Protospace).

Our goal is to design an open source alternative for laser cutting, which can be used in any lasercutter. We try to achieve this by writing software and developing hardware.

The project consists of:

  • printer driver (based on CUPS)
  • postscript to gcode interpreter (we use our own gcode-like version)
  • embedded computer for managing the laser cutter
  • firmware for the embedded computer

More about the actual implementation can be found in our wiki.

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