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Gefördert vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Erforschung von Open-Source-Lösungen für die laserbasierte Erstellung von prototypischen Elektronikplatinen und zu kostengünstigen Sicherheitseinhausungen für Do-It-Yourself-Projekte mit Lasern (LASER4DIY)

Open-Source Laser Structuring for Making PCBs

The goal of the recently started research project "LASER4DIY" is the development of a cost-effective solution to create PCB prototypes using laser structuring. This includes development of the laser source itself and other components, like the corresponding mechanics, the software and an adaequate protection housing for safe use.

For all parts of the projects the plans, howtos and technical details shall be published under a Open-Source/Open-Hardware licence and made accessible to everybody. The goal is to realise a complete solution for making PCBs, which can be build for example in Fablabs and therefore only production methods and materials available there shall be used.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the project for three years until end of April in 2019 as a part of the project "Open Photonik". Goal of the program is to foster new forms of cooperations between science and enterprises with citizens and by doing so unlocking new paths and potenials of innovation.