Laser Cutter

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We are going to be getting a laser cutter!
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We have a Laser Cutter (engraver)
  
[[User:Tetsu|Tetsu]] worked hard and started a [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/211646812/laser-cutter-for-familab-fl-hackerspace?pos=1&ref=search Kickstarter project] to get us a laser cutter for about $2000. We successfully pimped it out enough to get people to generously donate to our cause, and now we have one!
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[[User:Tetsu|Tetsu]] worked hard and started a [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/211646812/laser-cutter-for-familab-fl-hackerspace?pos=1&ref=search Kickstarter project] to get us a laser cutter for about $2000. We successfully promoted it enough to get people to generously donate to our cause, and now we have one!
  
 
==Our Model==
 
==Our Model==
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** Cutting software (printer driver, uses vector software like CorelDraw/Illustrator/Inkscape)
 
** Cutting software (printer driver, uses vector software like CorelDraw/Illustrator/Inkscape)
 
** Mach3 Control
 
** Mach3 Control
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==Learning==
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[http://familab.org/wiki/index.php?title=Laser_for_Newbies FamiLAB Laser for Newbies]
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==Handy Links==
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* [http://familab.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/FSL_40w_Hobby_Laser_Manual.pdf FamiLAB Laser Manual PDF]
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* [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Lasercutter NoiseBridge Laser Info (Same FSE laser)]
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* [http://wiki.nycresistor.com/wiki/Laser_Power NYC Resistor Laser Power Info (Different laser)]
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==Modification Suggestions==
 
==Modification Suggestions==
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* Better interior lighting (possibly fluorescent bars and/or LEDs) to better light the work surface
 
* Better interior lighting (possibly fluorescent bars and/or LEDs) to better light the work surface
 
* Possibly redo entire control panel with digital readouts and better (read: safer) switches.
 
* Possibly redo entire control panel with digital readouts and better (read: safer) switches.
 
  
  
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* any other random design pieces
 
* any other random design pieces
  
 
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==Links to items cut on the FamiLAB Laser (post your stuff here!)==
==Handy Links==
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[http://www.raisinggeeks.com/blog/2011/09/audio-reactive-stage-lighting-rgb-led-satellite-brackets/ MaceTech RGB LED Satellite brackets]
* [http://familab.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/FSL_40w_Hobby_Laser_Manual.pdf FamiLAB Laser Manual PDF]
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* [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Lasercutter NoiseBridge Laser Info (Same FSE laser)]
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* [http://wiki.nycresistor.com/wiki/Laser_Power NYC Resistor Laser Power Info (Different laser)]
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Revision as of 03:25, 10 September 2011

We have a Laser Cutter (engraver)

Tetsu worked hard and started a Kickstarter project to get us a laser cutter for about $2000. We successfully promoted it enough to get people to generously donate to our cause, and now we have one!

Contents

Our Model

Learning

FamiLAB Laser for Newbies


Handy Links


Modification Suggestions

Our FullSpectrum 40W is far from perfect. Add your suggested improvements to the laser cutter on this list.


Uses

Links to items cut on the FamiLAB Laser (post your stuff here!)

MaceTech RGB LED Satellite brackets

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