[Noisebridge-discuss] Laser Cutter
tlalexander at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 13:15:39 PST 2011
If you're asking me, I actually said a few e-mails back that I would put in
Not that I expect everyone to read every e-mail in this thread, it's a
Do we have an updated common place to pledge some money? Or who is keeping
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.
>> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM, Felipe Sanches <juca at members.fsf.org>wrote:
>>> I've done it there:
>>> 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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