Saturday 14 February 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey - Episode 99

Fifty Shades of Grey

How I engrave photos onto wood using the LaserShoe.
This is one of many methods that can be used to engrave photos on wood using a laser attached to a CNC machine. There are many others. Checkout the PicEngrave site for alternative methods, link below.

DotG Software can be found and downloaded here.

Post Processor for DotG LaserShoe (Please note that I have only tested it on Metric.)
DotG Post Processor

Another software package worth looking at is:
This software and site introduces us to the world of true greyscale laser engraving. The results obtained using the techniques shown in this site are truly outstanding and superior to the 1 bit engraving shown here. If you are interested in greyscale laser engraving read through the PicEngrave site and try out their trial software.

For build plans and build videos of the Laser used in this video please see the following videos.


  1. hello very interesting the tutorials
    but I would like to know if it is possible how to use laser
    in my cnc with mach3

    1. Hi tazma
      If you watch the 2 videos under the 50 shades video it shows how to do the Mach3 install and configuration. Under each video if you watch them on Youtube have links to the build files with wiring diagrams, Post Processors and everything else you will need.
      Hope this helps