[Noisebridge-discuss] Laser engraver needs to go back in the DJ booth
hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 12:11:47 PDT 2012
I think that this is getting to the point that we should bring it up
at a meeting and maybe consense on it.
I see no reason that the laser cutter needs to be moved back to the DJ
booth, and I think the SEM would be really awesome there. If there's
absolutely no good way to properly ventilate the laser cutter anywhere
other than the DJ booth then perhaps our hands will be tied, but I am
definitely not convinced of this right now.
Can we get some basic spec on what the laser cutter needs (and "the dj
booth" is not an acceptable answer)? Jof pointed out that minimal
vibration is desirable. Window access has also been cited. The current
location of the laser cutter has arguably the best window access of
anywhere in the space since it's right by the fire escape doors. But I
think we need a cohesive ventilation design (the dj booth also had
failings) and a good design requires spec.
So what are our spec?
On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 21:43, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 9:37 PM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com> wrote:
>> Not only does the air in the laser need evacuation, but so does the air
>> around it. That is why the laser needs to be in a small, enclosed space like
>> the dj booth... So it is easy to evacuate the air around the laser.
>> We already solved this problem. The only reason it was moved was because of.
>> The leak.
>> Look, the sem doesn't need air exchange. Equipment that does has Window
>> access priority. The sem is a novelty. It isn't a tool that will get much
>> Until the laser has a permanent solution, there isn't really an argument.
> Well, the argument posed above is that it should be somewhere with
> minimal vibration. I don't think the DJ Booth fits that bill well
> (though that's pure speculation on my part) -- it's a wood framed room
> freely strutted above the staircase under it.
> A better place (IMO) could be strapped against one of the support columns.
>> On Mar 15, 2012 4:59 PM, "Andy Isaacson" <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 01:03:24AM -0700, Alan Rockefeller wrote:
>>> > If the current exhaust system is not good enough, we can add a turbine
>>> > on the roof to pull the air much faster. When the laser cutter has
>>> > significant negative pressure, you can not smell it even when standing
>>> > right over it.
>>> While the current exhaust scheme is quite ingenious, I hope it is just a
>>> temporary hack and we can do something more permanent in the near
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