Unlike professional laser machines, which are used for cutting the challenging materials such as metals, a DIY Laser Engraver use a low to medium power laser that can engrave or cut only thin materials like leather, plywood, acrylic, cardboard.
Usually this low power machine are build by DIY (do it yourself) enthusiast, but some cheap kits (100-200$) can be bought in ebay and assembled by everyone.
Professional machine are bundled with their own software. A DIY machine usually does not have software, or has a very simple one. LaserGRBL is intended to give some professional functions to amateur user.
Wanna build your own laser engraver? Follow our guides!