DIY ProjectsHow To Turn Dvd Burner Into A Laser Engraver

How To Turn Dvd Burner Into A Laser Engraver

Make your own laser burner with this tutorial on how to turn dvd burner into a laser engraver. Learn how to take some old dvd burners and turn them into an engraver and you can be engraving what ever you want from basically what was a bunch of junk.

How To Turn Dvd -R Into A Laser Engraver

Here is a list of the main things you will need for this diy project.


  1. DVD-R, from these we’re going to salvage:

    1. Laser Diode

    2. Linear movement modules

    3. Screws

    4. The cases

    5. Plastic

  2. (Optional) 90° Braces


  1. Arduino Uno or NANO

  2. EasyDriver (x2)


    1. Common electronic tools (Pliers, Screwdrivers, Soldering iron, etc)

    2. Dremel

Bubble level (Or similar)

Aoshido shares the instructions for building this laser engraver on Instructables so that anyone can make one if they can get the items needed to complete the project.

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Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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