Well, after the 100$ 3D printer, this had to happen : a 100$ laser "engraver" ... complete kit, shipped to your front door step ready to assemble and plug in. It looks like 2 CD/DVD drive assemblies, the pre-cut acrylic pieces for the structure, a laser ("200-250 mW"), an Arduino, screws, cables, ... They email you the software (Windows or Mac OSx). You just supply computer and TINY pieces of easy to laser "engrave" (burn) material. With this kit, no need to dig through junk piles ... Work area is only about 1.5" x 1.5". But it could be your first step to working with a laser ... before hooking up higher power laser to your OX for some serious work (or damage !) Now, can a "200-250 mW" red laser do much engraving/lasing ? I don't know... so I ordered just the laser for hooking up to myOX and see. A much cheaper 'test' when you already have a CNC machine as your base. BEWARE : appropriate glasses should we worn at all times, no matter how 'weak' the laser may be. Your eyes are way too precious to get hit by a random reflection of any laser beam! Bystanders are to wear some as well !