A company called Xtool (a subsidiary of MakeBlock) sent me something i’ve been jonesing for for a while: a real-live laser cutter. i’ve never operated anything like it. It’s like a plotter that sets things on fire. Here’s a whole half episode of me setting things on fire. Sometimes inside the house.

Get your own xTool D1 Pro 10W Laser Cutter

The machine is definitely a hard sell for people like me, who live in Canada and have 8 months of winter to contend with. Running a laser cutter safely indoors is a tall order, and will cost you more in setup than the machine itself. But if you live in a warm place, or fanatasize (like i did) about smoking out the neighbourhood from your garage on a sunny Saturday, use this affiliate link they set me up with to check it out!