[Noisebridge-discuss] Moar Laser Cutter Infos

Eric Michaud michaud.eric.c at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 23:55:06 UTC 2015


Just an fyi, he may have admitted it's a usb to parallel board, but that
doesn't exactly mean it's a off the shelf component board and they may have
a proprietary wiring?

Can someone post here a picture of the old board? Is it this one:
http://www.buildlog.net/blog/2010/08/new-laser-engraver-controller/

On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 3:51 PM, Eric Michaud <michaud.eric.c at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Zach,
>
> What do you mean by mainboard? Do you mean the USB to LPT converter board?
> What's broken other than the missing converter board?
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> Corey,
> Yes you are mathing wrong... ;)
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> On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 3:14 PM, Zach <organic_unity at yahoo.com> wrote:
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>> 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:
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>>  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
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>>  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
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>>   11:39 PM, Zach R <organicunity at hotmail.com>
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>>   wrote:
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>>   So I brought this up at the meeting tonight and then I
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>>   did more research.  Found some more useful info.
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>>   model #: MLR-40
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>>   40w Full Spectrum Laser
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>>   Manufacturer website:
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>>   http://en.jnmydy.com/
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>>   And here are the pictures I took:
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>> http://s18.photobucket.com/user/Segasonicfan/library/NB%20Hardware%20Class?sort=3&page=1
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>>   Here is the controller board we are missing:
>>
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>> https://moderndevice.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/fse-controller-768x1024.jpg
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>>   http://www.laserresale.com/?fa=app.view&it=5966
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>> https://moderndevice.com/news/full-spectrum-engineering-40w-hobby-laser/
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>>   http://wiki.lvl1.org/Full_Spectrum_Laser
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>>   http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=140518
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>>   https://fslaser.com/Manuals/FSL_40w_Hobby_Laser_Manual.pdf
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>>     (manual)
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>>   There is a second hand one for $1500 we could raise
>>  money
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>>   for.  That way we have this one for parts.  That's
>>  one
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>>   option.
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>>   Im going to try emailing the manufacture to see what
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>>   replacement costs would be.
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>>   -Zach
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