Howdy all, this is my first post here. I got into electronics to gear up for building a Lasersaur, an open source laser cutter that debuted on Kickerstarter in 2010. Anyway, I've been saving up for years and their project is almost out of beta. Before I take a leap which will set me back around 8k and take most of my summer to assemble, I'd appreciate some outside opinions.This
is their website, here
are the specs and this
is their most recent bill of materials.
My biggest fear is continued support, the control software is their own creation and I don't know what I'd do if they abandoned the project in a few years. On the flip side, I don't see how else could I get a 24x48 inch work area cutter at this price.
Thanks for any input!