[Noisebridge-discuss] Moar Laser Cutter Infos

Eric Michaud michaud.eric.c at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 22:36:15 UTC 2015


Hi All,

I just spoke with Full Spec and they said as it's EoL it's $750 for a new
board and converter.

The support tech did admit it's just a USB to parallel converter: I'm going
to venture this might solve the hardware problem:
https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/C2G-USB-to-DB25-IEEE-1284-Parallel-Adapter-Cable-parallel-adapter/1282038.aspx

On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 2:09 AM, Zach <organic_unity at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Thanks for reply Eric!
>   What's your skill set right now?  that would be a good place to start.
> Right now it needs:
>
> 1) someone to bug the manufacturer and see costs and possibility of
> replacement parts (via links i posted below)
> 2) hacking a new controller board which is likely parallel to USB adapter
> (Henner seems to know about this)
> 3) order new transistors for the power pcb (once i take it apart to
> diagnose- might need to bring it home where my good equipment is for that)
> 4) taking out the controller board that is there and writing down part
> numbers to reverse engineer as much as we can.
>
> and 5) googling for more info / replacement parts!  people are still
> selling these around if you dig.  maybe we can find another unit cheap.
>
> -Zach
>
>
>
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> On Thu, 11/5/15, Eric Michaud <michaud.eric.c at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>  Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Moar Laser Cutter Infos
>  To: "Zach R" <organicunity at hotmail.com>
>  Cc: "NB Discuss" <noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>
>  Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015, 5:14 PM
>
>  Hi Zach
>  and the Laser Cutter folks,
>  My name is Eric, Mitch told me after
>  I stopped by for the first time in years that some things
>  needed love after I asked about the status of a few pieces
>  of key equipment. Focusing on the laser cutter I was curious
>  if there was anything I could do to help, and figure out
>  what was blocking at this time.
>  Nice to meet
>  you,-Eric.
>  On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at
>  11:39 PM, Zach R <organicunity at hotmail.com>
>  wrote:
>
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>  So I brought this up at the meeting tonight and then I
>  did more research.  Found some more useful info.
>
>
>
>
>
>  model #: MLR-40
>
>
>  40w Full Spectrum Laser
>
>
>  Manufacturer website:
>  http://en.jnmydy.com/
>
>
>
>  And here are the pictures I took:
>
> http://s18.photobucket.com/user/Segasonicfan/library/NB%20Hardware%20Class?sort=3&page=1
>  Here is the controller board we are missing:
>
> https://moderndevice.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/fse-controller-768x1024.jpg
>
>
>  http://www.laserresale.com/?fa=app.view&it=5966
>
>  https://moderndevice.com/news/full-spectrum-engineering-40w-hobby-laser/
>
>  http://wiki.lvl1.org/Full_Spectrum_Laser
>
>  http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=140518
>
>
>  https://fslaser.com/Manuals/FSL_40w_Hobby_Laser_Manual.pdf
>    (manual)
>
>
>
>  There is a second hand one for $1500 we could raise money
>  for.  That way we have this one for parts.  That's one
>  option.
>
>
>  Im going to try emailing the manufacture to see what
>  replacement costs would be.
>
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>
>  -Zach
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