[Noisebridge-discuss] Moar Laser Cutter Infos

Corey Quinn corey at sequestered.net
Wed Nov 11 23:12:57 UTC 2015


Maybe I'm mathing wrong; I see similar ones for $3500 or so. Not saying
this is the best way to go, but I do wonder at what point does trashing the
one we've got and replacing it start to make sense?

On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM, Eric Michaud <michaud.eric.c at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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