Powering the Laser: Part II

The next thing that needed to be done was get a power supply. I was using 9v batteries for a little while but they don’t last very long. I’ve needed a variable power supply for a while, but they were always a little out of my price range. So I went to Electronic Goldmine and picked up a nifty 0-12V DC power supply kit for a little over $11.

I haven’t decided if this is going to be attached to the CNC machine or if I’m going to build a constant 12v power supply. If it’s going to go to the CNC, I’ll have to stick a relay or transistor in there so it can be turned on and off by computer.

I will have my own pics up soon instead of all these product photos!


About teslasmoustache

I am an artist currently pursuing a degree in Fine Arts at a college in the Midwestern United States. My art is heavily influenced by technology and tech-culture. my (future) laser cutter is a work of art as well as a tool that will help me make more art in the future.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: