Hopefully it is ok to ask this here..
Many makers own the budget K40 chinese laser cutter.etching machine.
I reckon that the Octoprint system using the OctoPi program on a Raspberry is a brilliant product, especially when set up to work across my home network.
I own a Creality Ender 3 Pro, and before owning it I couldn't understand why anyone would need a 3D printer... now I would be lost without it. The 3D printer and Octoprint/Octopi setup has become a permanent bit of gear in my hobby/workshop.
I also own a K40 Laser etcher/cutter. These are very popular with hobbyists. Although, I can fiddle around and get a program up and running using a Raspberry Pi, it is nowhere near as good as the OctoPi setup on my 3D printer.
The Raspberry Pi is great to use as a dedicated computer on machines like the 3D printers, and I really wish that a similar system could be set up easily on a K40 laser.
How many of you own one of these lasers? What do you think.. would an OctoPi/Octoprint setup on a Raspberry Pi for a K40 laser sound good to you?