Apparently there's a market for folks who want laser engraving, but don't want to step up to a full-size lasercutter. A Chinese company called Shenzhen Hingin Tech Co., Ltd. has been producing this small, somewhat gimmicky-looking tripod-based tool they call the LaserPecker:
Now the company is releasing an upgrade with a base and motorized stalk, called the LaserPecker Pro:
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When it went live on Kickstarter last week, it was funded in just 14 minutes. Part of that is down to their low target goal of $10,000, and the Early Bird buy-in price ($269 versus the $399 it's expected to retail for). But there's no denying that there's high demand for the product: At press time they were up to $274,186.
If you're in the market, there's still 23 days left to pledge.