K40 laser grounding instructions

Good electrical grounding of your K40 laser is critical to correct and consistent operation.  While grounding is a safety feature with respect to dangerous voltages, this article focuses on effective grounding for the K40’s low voltage DC circuit.  Please consult other resources to ensure that your K40 is completely safe. Due to the linkage to […]

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USA local shipping starts today !

Exciting news – today we’ve starting shipping the Mini Gerbil and Mini Gerbil Pro-Packs from our new USA warehouse. US customers can now expect around 4 day delivery time (excluding Sunday), with online tracking. If your order includes other products, eg. lens + Mini Gerbil, your entire order will ship from Australia.

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Buy K40 laser cutter upgrades, CNC controllers and more online

Buy laser cutter upgrades easily in our new store SuperGerbil.com.  It sells all our products in a standard shopping cart format, so it’s easy to use.  We’ve included local and international shipping in the product price, because that’s what you like. And don’t worry, we’ll continue to blog and hold the K40 forum on Awesome.Tech […]

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Super Gerbil CNC Controller Accuracy Testing

We machined this acrylic disc as a simple initial test. Time to test Super Gerbil CNC controller accuracy. Using Fusion 360, we designed and machined a simple 25.00mm disc from clear 4.4mm acrylic. Dimensions of Sample Circle After that, we measured with grandfather’s old micrometer and my verniers. Grandfather’s micrometer is handy for measuring our […]

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Super Gerbil CNC Controller Testing

A part of our upcoming toy truck, used as a demonstration of Super Gerbil CNC controller It’s testing time for the Super Gerbil CNC Controller pre-production units! We put them through their paces with a testing regime that’s included a wide range of activities: Installation – technically correct and user-friendlyConfiguration – technically correct and user-friendlyAll the basic […]

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Super Gerbil development underway

Hey all, I’ve been busy at work on a successor to the Gerbil, provisionally named the Super Gerbil.  The goal is to create a high performance controller with all the features anyone could want, at an affordable price. It’s been a real journey to master the Super Gerbils brain (the STM32, its Datasheet has 4000 […]

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