Just a few years ago, the dominant form factor for laser cutters was a bulky rectangle. But there's apparently strong demand for a diminutive unit that can be used in both desktop and handheld applications, like this 5-watt LaserPecker 2 model:
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At press time the $600 machine was killing it, with over $3.3 million in funding on a $10,000 goal, with 24 days left to pledge. And they've apparently got the manufacturing all lined up--they're expected to start shipping this March.