[Noisebridge-discuss] Laser Cutter

Shannon Lee shannon at scatter.com
Mon Jan 10 12:50:51 PST 2011


Great.  Can I put you down for $50?  :)

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Taylor Alexander <tlalexander at gmail.com>wrote:

> Jumping in to add my thoughts to the last few messages.
>
> -Buying a cheaper cutter now and worrying about upgrading later make a lot
> of sense, since clearly its tough to arrange the funds for a larger
> purchase. Normally I'm more for spending more upfront, but if the money just
> isn't there, I see sense in cheaping out until we have more options.
>
> -The fire hazard seems real to me too. Not so much about burning the place
> down, but what about burning up the $2000 machine we all would have just
> fought so hard to buy? When I took the techshop Epilog class (years ago, I
> think it was opening week) they were VERY serious about not leaving the
> machine unattended. Not even texting while it was in use (he almost failed
> me on the training for that). That may be a little extreme for noisebridge,
> but it makes sense to be at least somewhat anal about it. I don't think
> there's too much risk of a building fire as long as someone doesn't leave
> the entire building while the machine is operating, but there is real risk
> of burning up the machine if you're halfway across noisebridge working on
> your laptop with your back turned while its operating. I never really go to
> noisebridge so my input is just trying to be helpful, but if I were in
> charge I'd suggest making it a rule that you can't stray ~10-20 feet from
> the machine while you're using it, and ideally I'd have a workbench right
> next to the machine that was set up so that the operator could cruise on
> their laptop while they were waiting for the machine to finish, while
> keeping it in clear view.
>
> And in unicorn news, if I ever succeed in starting my company (something
> I'm working on) and it does really well, I'd consider buying NB a nice laser
> cutter. After I bought myself one. And a Lamborghini. Just saying.
>
> -Taylor
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM, Felipe Sanches <juca at members.fsf.org>wrote:
>
>> I've done it there:
>> http://jucablues.blogspot.com/2010/12/pinball-hacking-in-vienna-i-am.html
>>
>> Felipe Sanches
>> Garoa Hackerspace - São Paulo, Brazil
>>
>> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 6:09 PM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
>>
>>> Wladyslaw Zbikowski wrote, On 20110109 201159:
>>> > https://github.com/Metalab/epilogcups
>>> >
>>> > The driver is currently working very well; the project is in active
>>> > development as the primary developers are currently refactoring the
>>> > code as a basis for future work. They really need people who are
>>> > interested to write and run unit tests to guard against regression.
>>> > Both developers gave lightning talks on the last day of CCC which are
>>> > probably online somewhere.
>>>
>>> I'm sitting next to these guy right now at Metalab if anyone has any
>>> questions. Also I am rubbing my balls on their Epilog EXT36.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Rubin Abdi
>>> rubin at starset.net
>>>
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