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Laser cutter with Raspberry Pi 2

Previously in Laser Cutter with iPad and Raspberry Pi we used laser cutter using Raspberry Pi. However, it turned out that starting GUI on Raspberry Pi and opening a browser at the same time is too heavy to carry out a regular operation.

This time, finally we got the “Raspberry Pi 2 Model B”, so we tried to use our product, Smart Laser Mini (laser cutter) using the “Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.”

Since Raspberry Pi 2 is very small, we attached an acrylic plate next to the control board of the “Smart Laser Mini”.

Raspberry_Pi_1

It is look good and fitting well when viewed from the front.

Raspberry_Pi_3

If you placed about 7 inches monitor it should not be taking a lot of space, but because there was only 23 inches monitor that supports HDMI so it is taking more space as in the picture.

Raspberry_Pi_2

The “Raspberry Pi 2 Model B” was much faster than we expected.

When browser, it was not fast like a Intel computer, but if you are using it to operate the laser cutter, it is just good enough. Also you can buy it for about $40. It should be a good investment since it seems to be useful in many situations.

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