[Noisebridge-discuss] Laser Cutter

Corey McGuire coreyfro at coreyfro.com
Sun Jan 9 11:56:26 PST 2011


Lets meet.  I can meet this Tuesday, or any Thursday, and I can meet any
other time with notice.

I know there is a "noisebridge needs a laser engraver" list that I may or
may not be on (I suspect not) so we should invite them as well because I am
sure they have invested brain power in to these problems already.

I know some of the arguments, but if there is a big enough community and
enough support, I am sure these problems will go away.

I want to say that, while Techshop is awesome, the laser engraver is the
most used tool there.  I invite people to consider the savings they may have
if they invest in a laser engraver for noisebridge instead of getting a
membership to Techshop.

As far as burning the place down, it is HIGHLY UNLIKELY.  These things are
as enclosed as a microwave.  They aren't as easy to use, and they are
compatible with a limited number of materials, but people would have to
REALLY FUCK UP to burn the place down with a laser engraver...like engraving
gasoline soaked balsa.

Just say'n. Frick'n lasers.

On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 10:28 AM, Josh Myer <josh at joshisanerd.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 1:57 AM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>wrote:
>
>> Lets have a meeting on this.  I have some insight from working at techshop
>> on this, namely what kinds of terms we can have with vendors and why its
>> important.
>>
>>
> I'd be interested to hear what you've learned; my experience working with
> the local Epilog vendor were very positive, but it seemed like they weren't
> going to go out of their way for a smaller client.
>
> We don't really have the resources to do much more than the bare minimum
> here, which is still enough to do interesting things (up to and including
> burning down Noisebridge).
>
> I'm down for $100, if only to make people stop talking about how NB Needs A
> Laser Cutter ZOMG.
> --
> Josh Myer 415.230.9791 <-- NOTE: New number!
>  josh at joshisanerd.com
>
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