[Noisebridge-discuss] Moar Laser Cutter Infos

Zach organic_unity at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 11 23:14:54 UTC 2015


I repeat, before we get into this conversation, let me try and work on repairing the main board.  That is the bulk of the cost, probably $500 at least.  If I can repair that it makes this whole conversation unnecessary.  If I can't, then we should revisit the "is it worth it" question.

-Zach
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On Wed, 11/11/15, Corey Quinn <corey at sequestered.net> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Moar Laser Cutter Infos
 To: "Eric Michaud" <michaud.eric.c at gmail.com>
 Cc: "noisebridge-discuss" <noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>
 Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 3:12 PM
 
 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  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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