Get creative with the FLUX Beamo laser and open source software


As this walk-through has demonstrated, you don't need to rob a bank to own a dependable laser cutting machine. There is no need to worry about vendor lock-in thanks to Beam Studio's ability to run on the Linux operating system and the fact that excellent, open source tools can be used for the tasks involved. Of course, a machine alone can't hope to replace the kind of artistic talent it takes to create original and attractive pieces of work that customers will want to purchase.

Figure 5: Adjusting the mirror alignment.


  1. FLUX Raspberry Pi Board B10001:
  2. Beam Studio downloads:

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Christa Travis is a mathematician and freelance portrait artist. Ian Travis owns a computer business and is responsible for translation and localization at Linux Magazine and Admin Magazine. When he's not sitting at the keyboard of some computer, he plays keyboards in a local band.

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