[Noisebridge-discuss] Laser cutter cleaned and adjusted

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Mon Apr 8 04:30:58 UTC 2013


On Sun, Apr 07, 2013 at 09:07:29PM -0700, Martin Bogomolni wrote:
> I passed by NB today, and cleaned the laser cutter, aligned the beam,
> oiled and adjusted the carriage.
> 
> I notice that the laser has faded considerably.  It used to cut
> through 1/8" acrylic with ease, and now it requires a couple passes.
> It used to etch wood cleanly, and now it tends to burn and toast even
> thin wood.
> 
> I believe this laser tube may be in need of replacement in the near
> future.   Next time I come from Austin, I'll bring a IR beam power

Thank you, as ever, Martin. BTW have you met J.C.? I think you'd get
along really well, and he has a new hackerspace that you could visit in
your travels.

A new laser tube would be about $300, and might be a good target for a
fundraising app I'm totally failing to code right now...

d.



> meter with me, and measure how many watts the tube is producing.
> 
> -M
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