[Noisebridge-discuss] Laser Cutter

Taylor Alexander tlalexander at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 13:16:32 PST 2011


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."
>>
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