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Gerbil: The Open upgrade for your K40 Laser

A project in Sydney, AU by Paul de Groot

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Realise your K40 laser's potential with open software for productivity and upgraded hardware for enhanced engraving and cutting quality
Backers: 168
Average Pledge Per Backer: $131 AUD

Funded: $22,076 AUD of $20,000 AUD
Dates: Jul 6th -> Aug 5th (30 days)
Project By: Paul de Groot
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Latest News

Hurrah, we did it!

August 4th - via:
Dear Backers, Just so close to the finishing line we got funded! On my side everything is ready to be ordered. All PCB layouts and BOMs are ready and tested so it's literally pushing the order button with the PCB and parts manufacturers.  A special... (Read More)

Nearly there...

August 4th - via:
Dear Backers, I thought I give you all a short update now we go into the last day of the campaign. It has been an interesting journey with AU$ 18,849 pledged towards our AU$ 20,000 goal, 94% funded, 146 backers and 41 hours to go. Especially thanks... (Read More)

Our project has been featured on Diyode!

August 1st - via:
Dear Backers, Just a small update from me about our campaign so near the end. We just got featured in an electronics magazine called Diyode see Also I upgraded my recent eBay purchase, a 18 year old Trotec that has been... (Read More)

Additional upgrade reward!

August 1st - via:
Dear Backers, It's getting very exciting so near to the completion of the Kickstarter campaign. I have added an additional reward for the current backers of the basic Gerbil controller reward so they can upgrade to the pro-pack. The backers just pay... (Read More)

Halfway there!

July 17th - via:
Dear Backers, 18 days to go and we have 49%! So far this is great result for a technology project but still a way to go and some work to do. I will post a few more photo engraving examples over the coming days so people who are still deciding can... (Read More)

A Big thank you for the first big day!

July 7th - via:
Dear Backers, Thank you for the huge support and the many questions and suggestions. I noticed that some of the rewards were not entirely clear so will address that on my Kickstarter front page. Some of you asked for additional reward combinations so... (Read More)

We are live!

July 6th - via:
Hi everyone, especially a thank you from our early backers on my website, Thanks a million! Paul  (Read More)

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