[Noisebridge-discuss] Moar Laser Cutter Infos

Eric Michaud michaud.eric.c at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 23:00:20 UTC 2015


What laser cutter with similar capabilities do you see for about $500?

On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 2:51 PM, Corey Quinn <corey at sequestered.net> wrote:

> 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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