Voting is open for the Buildlounge laser cutter contest

A few months ago, Buildlounge and Full Spectrum Laser started a contest to win a 40 Watt laser cutter. The only requirement? Submit a project that uses light in some way. The deadline is now over and voting is open, right on the page.

First place gets a 40 Watt laser cutter provided by Full Spectrum Laser. Second place is a neat green laser courtesy of Wicked Lasers, and Third place is an EL wire starter kit  from Adafruit.

There’s a lot of really awesome projects that were submitted for this contest. The laser terminal looks really cool, as does the friggin huge LED wall and choreographed light show. We would be remiss if we neglected to mention that there’s a home-made x-ray machine in the running, and of course there’s the mathematical precision of fellow Hack a Day-er [Jack]‘s solar clock that isn’t a sundial.

The guys at Buildlounge got a lot of submissions for this project, so head on over and vote for your favorite. The winners will be announced next week, Friday, the 13th of January.


  1. Trebu says:

    The destructor distractor FTW!

  2. Beth says:

    It looks like those choreographed light show people built absolutely everything, right down to their own cables. That’s pretty hardcore.

  3. dave says:

    Oh fail. Another contest I totally would have entered if only I had known about it BEFORE the deadline.

  4. Zee says:

    That laser looks suspiciously like the cheap chinese laser we had on hackaday about a year ago.

  5. ejonesss says:

    i see a problem with this contest it is now january 3 2012 and this hack entry was added today

    now the entry deadline has passed.

    i think you may want to make the deadline further out or make contests top priority when adding new hacks to the site.

  6. emgrobotics says:

    The portable Xray machine is an amazing build. Very cool!!

  7. Man, I really hope the home built x-ray guy wins. That thing is fucking crazy cool. Also, with precision cut parts, he’s less likely to kill somebody.

  8. Guy Incognito says:

    I’m the owner of a Full Spectrum 40W laser and while it’s cool to have, and works (woo! lasers!), the company is really hard to deal with (Ocean Marketing style).

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