Maybe this has been done b4 but I have never heard or seen it.
How many time have you wondered what the actual cutting path on your work piece was going to look like before it was cut?
Have you ever had a sheet with a blemish on it in a small place and wanted to make sure you avoided the blemish?
Have you ever wanted to know where you could safely screw down you work without driving the router through your screw?
Anouncing the "Ynnebulator laser tool path displayer"
Well its more a concept than a finished project. If you had a $4 laser diode and a small mirror on an X,Y pivit that was controlled by rapidly moving solinoids ( Similar to DLP video display technology) With the correct driving electronics you could project your tool path directly onto your work.
The idea is free to exploit by any talented electronics person. I guess it may need to be worked into a program like Mach2 in order to produce an output to show the tool path.
I bet the next post made will be someone telling me its already been done.