[Noisebridge-discuss] Laser Cutter

Taylor Alexander tlalexander at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 13:28:23 PST 2011


Heh, yeah wasn't saying you should have known, just trying to make myself
look better by highlighting that I volunteered a donation. ;)

I think it would be very good for us to get updated pledges from everyone
and see how much money we have. Then decide which cutter to get, and if we
need more money. Someone should contact the people on the wiki pledge page
and see if they're still down. I don't want to be that someone, but I'll at
least chip in some money. ;)

Does anyone want to do that?

Or maybe someone already has a good idea for how much is still valid, like I
said I haven't been able to follow all these e-mails.
-Taylor



On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 1:24 PM, Shannon Lee <shannon at scatter.com> wrote:

> Sorry, I didn't notice -- just trying to bottom line the discussion :)
>
> I do not know what the status of the pledges on that page is, it's a bit
> old.
>
> --S
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Taylor Alexander <tlalexander at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> EDIT: Nvm, I see the pledge page on the wiki.
>>
>> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Lasercutter
>>
>>
>> <https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Lasercutter>
>>
>> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 1:15 PM, Taylor Alexander <tlalexander at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> @Shannon Lee
>>>
>>> If you're asking me, I actually said a few e-mails back that I would put
>>> in $50. :)
>>>
>>> Not that I expect everyone to read every e-mail in this thread, it's a
>>> looooong one.
>>>
>>> Do we have an updated common place to pledge some money? Or who is
>>> keeping track?
>>>
>>> -Taylor
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 12:50 PM, Shannon Lee <shannon at scatter.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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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>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Shannon Lee
>>>> (503) 539-3700
>>>>
>>>> "Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science."
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Shannon Lee
> (503) 539-3700
>
> "Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science."
>
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