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Makeblock LaserBot Robot Kit


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Category: arduino, education, robot, xy plotter

LaserBot Overview

LaserBot is a desktop laser engraver developed on Makeblock's open-source platform. Equipped with 1.6W 445nm high power solid-state lasers, and cooperating with its software mLaser, LaserBot can easily engrave and cut many things for you, and help you to make surprises in daily life. For instance, making Christmas cards/birthday cards for your families, or engrave your honeymoon photos on the wood for decoration, etc.

Engraving graphic display
LaserBot uses a beam of light to cut, engrave, and shape designs from a variety of materials.


• Simple but solid H-shaped structure;
• High-precision anodized aluminum alloy;
• Arduino compatible;
• User friendly software;

Description LaserBot

1. 1.6W 445nm semiconductor and Solid laser: The rotation speed of its high power laser head can reach up to 200mm/s, so that LaserBot is twice as efficient as XY Plotter (with Laser Engraver Upgrade Pack) . You will save more time to realize your ideas!

2. Megapi: The powerful mainboard MegaPi brings you unprecedented experience of laser engraving. It not only has superpower to control various motors, but also very easy to use. Moreover, you can also combine it with Raspberry Pi to explore more.

3. High-precision: Up to 0.1mm, carefully engraves every details.

4. Engraving area: Up to 383mm×367mm


mLaser: This is a new software for LaserBot, our DIY laser cutter. It includes both simple mode and expert mode for different levels of users. Also we simplified the operation and setting procedure to save more time. Therefore, it is so user friendly that everyone can use to control LaserBot. mLaser is available for Microsoft Windows and Apple OSX.


 Goggles: Specifically designed Goggles for LaserBot to protect your eyes during laser engraving.

Velcro sticker pad for Laser head: In order to avoid excessive scattering of laser, we specially designed Velcro sticker pad for Laser head. Only one step needed to install the Velcro sticker pad to laser head.

WARNING Wavelength γ= 445nm blue-violet diode laser
 DO NOT directly irradiate eye or skin by the laser beam.

WARNING: As laser energy gains higher density, make sure corresponding protection measures are taken while using.
• No direct eye-contact with the laser light path;
• DO NOT irradiate others by the laser;
• Keep away from children and other people who are not familiar with laser usage;
• When the laser is used, take eye protection measure;
• When certain materials are cut by the laser, it is possible for them to produce toxic smoke, take ventilation measures.

Build Instructions and Software: Detailed build instructions and the needed software are not in the box, but can be found and downloaded here: http://learn.makeblock.com/en/laserbot/

Build Instructions:

      • Parts List

        3×Slider Beam2424-504 2×Micro Switch Bracket B 2×42BYG Stepper Motor
        4×Slider Beam2424-072 4×Aluminum Sleeve 4×6×4mm 2×Micro Switch
        2×Beam0824-496 4×Aluminum Sleeve 4×6×6mm 1×12V 2A AC/DC Adapter
        1×Beam0824-96 4×Aluminum Sleeve 4×6×12mm 1×USB Cable B-1.3m
        1 × Slide Beam0824-176 1 × 360°Mobile Phone Bracket 1 × 25mm DC Encoder Motor 9V/86RPM
        2×42BYG Stepper Motor Bracket 8×Aluminum Sleeve 4×6×16mm 1×Fan
        1×Plate 3×6 13×Headless Set Screw M3×5 1×1600mW Blue Laser Components
        5×Bracket U1 8×Countersunk Screw M3×8 1×Velcro Sticker Pad 50×160mm
        4×Cuttable Linkage-4 Holes 4×Nut M3 3×Timing Belt (1.3m), Open-end
        1×Flexible Coupling 4×4mm 44×Nut M4 4×Foam Pad D24×12mm
        10×Flange Bearing 4×8×3 4×Self Tapping Screw M2.2×9.5 10×Nylon Cable Tie 1.9×100
        6×Plastic Timing Pulley 18T 12×Screw M4×8 1×Slotted Screwdriver
        3×D-shaft 4×56mm 36×Screw M4×14 1×Wrench 5mm & 7mm
        1×Shaft D4×512 2×Screw M4×22 2×HEX Key 1.5mm
        2 × Bracket P3 4 × Plastic Ring 4×7×2 1 × Me Shutter
        16×Roller 34×Screw M4×30 4×Color Paper
        3×Guide-Rail Slide 50×42×6mm 8×Screw M4×40 1×Micro Switch Line-70cm
        1×Timing Belt Clamp 42×32×15.6mm 3×Plastic Rivet 4100 1×Micro Switch Line-20cm
        1×MegaPi Acrylic Bracke 1×MegaPi 2×Wrap Tube-1m
        1×1600mW Blue Laser Components Bracket 2×Megapi Stepper Motor Driver 1×Red Plexiglass Laser Goggles
      • Specifications

        Frame Anodized aluminum
        Physical Dimensions (L×W×H) 535mm×637mm×184mm
        Working Area (X×Y) 383mm×367mm
        XY Accuracy 0.1mm
        Maximum Working Speed 200mm/s
        Noise Level Low noise
        Power 100-240 V~50/60Hz AC/DC Power adapter, 12V/2.0A
        Mainboard MegaPi (Arduino & Raspberry Compatible)
        Connections USB
        Net Weight 3.87kg
        Gross Weight 4.475kg
        MEAS 562mm×336mm×90mm
        Software mLaser
        Supported File Types *PNG, *JPG, *BMP, *SVG, *DXF


        Laser Technical Specification

        Product Dimension Φ33mm X 79mm
        Output Power 1.6W
        Best Engraving Distance 20-50mm
        Light Spot Precision ≤1mm
        Focus Mode Adjustable Focal Distance
        Damage Ratio of Lens 10%
        Actual Light Power 1.3W
        Wavelength 445nm
        Operating Voltage DC 12V ± 30%
        Operating Current 600mA
        Diameter Of Beam 5mm
        Light Spot | Divergence Angle ≤1°
        Light Spot | Concentricity ≤0.02°
        Continuous Working Hours ≤5h
        Operating Life 6000 Industrial Hours
        Engraving Materials Dark Flammable Objects
        Laser Level IV (Caution: DO NOT directly irradiate eye or skin with the laser beam over 50mW.)
        Operating Temperature -40℃ ~ 50℃
        Storage Temperature -50℃ ~ 60℃


        Processable Material

        Material Cuts Engraves
        Paper YES YES
        Cardboard up to 0.8mm YES
        Wood Board up to 0.6mm YES
        Rubber Sheet up to 0.5mm YES
        Foam Paper up to 3mm Engraves
        Dark Colored Cloth (denim cloth,
        cotton cloth and linen)
        up to 1mm YES
        Non-Transparent ACRYLIC ※1 YES
        Plastic Sheet ※2 YES
        Urethane Sheet up to 0.8mm YES
        Mirror NO NO
        Glass NO NO
        Ceramic NO ※3
        Aluminum NO NO
        Steel NO YES
        Stainless NO NO

        ※1. Opaque black acrylic only ※2. Gray plastic plate only ※3. Peeling of anodized only

      • Comparison to XY Plotter
        (with Laser Engraver Upgrade Pack)

        If you're trying to figure out the difference between LaserBot and XY Plotter (with Laser Engraver Upgrade Pack), check this comparison chart.



        XY Plotter
        (with Laser Engraver Upgrade Pack)

        Main Control Chip ATMEGA2560-16AU Arduino Uno
        Extension Ports 1.Aluminum Extrusion Parts
        2.Timing Pulley 18T
        3.Linear Motion Slide
        4.MegaPi (Controller)
        5.Stepper Motors
        6.MegaPi Stepper Motor Drivers
        7.1.6W 445nm High-Power Solid State Laser
        8.Micro Switch
        10.Other Hardware and Accessories
        1.Aluminum Extrusion Parts
        2.Timing Pulley 18T
        3.Linear Motion Shaft 4.D8×496mm Linear Motion Slide Unit 8mm
        5.Makeblock Orion(Controller)
        6.Stepper Motors
        7.Stepper Motor Drivers
        8.9g Micro Servo Pack
        9.500mW 405nm High-Power Solid State Laser
        10.Micro Switch
        12.Other Hardware and Accessories
        Electronics MegaPi (Controller) Makeblock Orion(Controller)
        Laser 1.6W 445nm High-Power Solid State Laser 500mW 405nm High-Power Solid State Laser
        Communication USB Type B Micro USB
        Software mLaser mDraw & Benbox
        Supports file type *PNG, *JPG, *BMP, *SVG, *DXF SVG(mDraw) JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, DXF(Benbox))
        Power Supply 100-240 V~50/60Hz AC/DC Power adapter, 12V/2.0A 100-240 V~50/60Hz AC/DC Power adapter, 12V/3.0A

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