[Noisebridge-discuss] Moar Laser Cutter Infos

Zach organic_unity at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 11 23:07:48 UTC 2015

Thanks Eric!!!  This is great news.  and that is the price range I was expecting.  Probably $500 for the main board, no?
   I will go ahead and try to fix the main board before we buy another.  Its GREAT news that the tech admitted it was a parallel to USB converter.  Could you ask them if the green lights on the main board (i.e. the 24VDC) is supposed to come on before any communication is made?  That would really help with the diagnosis on my part.

On Wed, 11/11/15, Eric Michaud <michaud.eric.c at gmail.com> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Moar Laser Cutter Infos
 To: "Zach" <organic_unity at yahoo.com>, "noisebridge-discuss" <noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>
 Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 2:36 PM
 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>
 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
 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.
 On Thu, 11/5/15, Eric Michaud
 <michaud.eric.c at gmail.com>
  Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Moar Laser Cutter
  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
  needed love after I asked about the status of a few
  of key equipment. Focusing on the laser cutter I was
  if there was anything I could do to help, and figure
  what was blocking at this time.
  Nice to meet
  On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at
  11:39 PM, Zach R <organicunity at hotmail.com>
  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:
  And here are the pictures I took:
  Here is the controller board we are missing:
  There is a second hand one for $1500 we could raise
  for.  That way we have this one for parts.  That's
  Im going to try emailing the manufacture to see what
  replacement costs would be.
  Noisebridge-discuss mailing list
  Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
  -----Inline Attachment Follows-----
  Noisebridge-discuss mailing list
  Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net

More information about the Noisebridge-discuss mailing list