[Noisebridge-discuss] Moar Laser Cutter Infos

Corey Quinn corey at sequestered.net
Wed Nov 11 22:51:46 UTC 2015


Oof. Given that that's over 20% of a *new* laser cutter, at what point do
we say "screw it" and start passing the hat to just outright replace the
thing?

-- Corey

On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 2:36 PM, Eric Michaud <michaud.eric.c at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
>>
>>
>>
>> --------------------------------------------
>> 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:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>  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.
>>
>>
>>
>>  -Zach
>>
>>
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