Laser Cutter

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Safety: https://www.reddit.com/r/lasercutting/comments/5ew8zj/my_thoughts_on_laser_safety/

Designs

Comparison of Lasersaur and Buildlog designs, general overview: https://www.reddit.com/r/lasercutting/comments/3gmib0/i_built_a_3dprinter_and_id_like_to_build_a_laser/cu0tk9x

http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6680

Controlling w/ the Carbide Motion Board: http://community.carbide3d.com/t/so3-xl-arrived-built-and-tested/1785/8

Resources

Vectric Aspire Post processor for Laser engraving

Optimizing junction deviation for laser cutting: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6970&p=54904#p54904

http://www.thorlabs.com/ [9]

http://hackaday.com/2016/04/28/up-close-and-personal-with-laser-cuts/

Grbl versions

Grbl 1.0 and later have especial support for "lasermode", using M4 to enable it when turning on the laser.

https://github.com/alpharesearch/grbl/tree/laser

https://github.com/alsliahona/grbl/tree/LaserMode

https://github.com/nickw89509/LaserInk

Applications

https://www.reddit.com/r/lasercutting/comments/5alipn/heres_what_i_sometimes_use_my_laser_cutter_for/

References

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?241621-The-Essential-Accessories-Thread