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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsQ36vsPk4M?rel=0&showinfo=0&w=600&h=367

Nick Leindecker of the Stanford Optical Society shows Laser Craze, a laser cutter that is controlled by two knobs much in the way an Etch a Sketch works. At Maker Faire Bay Area 2011 he allowed attendees to try out his invention on various burnable surfaces, while also showing his LED creations.

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  1. You’re burying the lead here.  That’s the first laser cutter I’ve seen where the Y gantry is cantilevered.  More on that, please!  That solves a TON of issues with whether to lead-screw, or double steppers, do they have focusing issues when fully extended, etc.

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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