|Zone Name||Laser Cutter|
|Zone Slogan||PEW PEW PEW!!!!1!|
|Zone Coordinator(s)||Mike Fink, Bryan Williams|
|Paypal Button||Pay money to Laser Cutter|
|Laser Cutter - Wolverine||Yes||Roger Slykhouse||Running|
|Laser Rotary Chuck Attachment||Yes||i3Detroit||Running|
|Laser Rotary Wheel Attachment||Yes||i3Detroit||Running|
|Laser Zone Vent Fan||No||i3Detroit||Running|
|Laser Power Meter||Yes||i3Detroit||Running|
|Laser Cutter - Cyclops||Yes||i3Detroit||Running|
|Laser Cutter - Bumblebee||Yes||i3Detroit||Down|
- Grey Drawers under Cyclops' desk: Store small scraps intended for open use in the appropriately labeled drawer. These scraps may be culled from time to time.
- Storage for larger sheet goods is in the Wood Shop A-frame and sheet goods racks.
Using the laser cutters
- http://boxmaker.rahulbotics.com/ makes wonderful box patterns that you can put into the laser cutter.
- http://kiguino.moos.io/2014/11/21/announcing-laser-cutter-makeabox-dot-io.html is based on the above and even prettier. It's a Ruby gem that spits out PDFs.
- http://www.keppel.demon.co.uk/111000/111000.html makes nice box patterns right in inkscape, has the ability to specify inside or outside dimensions (so after adding about 0.4 - 0.5 mm all around, you can easily make a snug-fitting box in a box). (Web site went away, try http://web.archive.org/web/20150323111523/http://www.keppel.demon.co.uk/111000/111000.html and http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=18315)
|Check chiller water levels||Check water levels in chillers and refill with distilled water as needed (see the gauge on the back of the chiller)||Potlock|
|Clean chiller dust filters||Remove the chiller cases and clean out their dust filters||Potlock|
|Cull scrap materials||Sort scrap materials in grey drawers and under Bumblebee's desk into "Usable - keep as is", "Usable - needs trimming” and "Too small to keep.” Throw the latter in the dumpster, and for pieces that need trimming, cut unuseful sections off with the band saw. Sort pieces to be kept into their respective drawers or back under the desk. Guidelines: keep wood items larger than ~50in² and acrylics larger than 15in². Smaller colored acrylics may be kept too. Other materials, use your judgement or ask.||Potlock|
|Thoroughly vacuum out debris||Vacuum out all of the debris that accumulates in the back and sides of the cutting chamber, as well as all of the debris that has fallen below the laser bed.||Potlock|
|Sweep underneath each laser||Sweep out whatever debris has fallen on the floor underneath each laser. Some of this might be useful tools or other items that have gotten lost, so look things over before immediately tossing everything in the trash.||Potlock|
|Clean dust filters on intake fans||Remove and clean the small dust filter on the 120mm case fan on the left side of each laser.||Monthly?|
|Clean optics and level the bed||Please only attempt these if you've been trained to do them.||As needed|
|Add proper limit switches to Bumblebee||Currently, the laser only knows it's position in software, based on initial homing. If this glitches for some reason, which it can be prone to do, the gantry will crash, which is Bad. The functionality for proper "STOP when you reach this point" limit switches exists on the laser controller so this could be done with 4 limit switches and some wiring--some of which will have to run through the flexible wire bundle that moves with the gantry.||1|
Pages in category "Laser Cutter"
The following 23 pages are in this category, out of 23 total.
Media in category "Laser Cutter"
The following 11 files are in this category, out of 11 total.
- Bed leveling.pdf ; 2.41 MB
- Cyclops control pad main.jpg 1,433 × 921; 297 KB
- Cyclops control pad Z.jpg 1,435 × 917; 282 KB
- HP-3655 Operator's Manual R3.pdf ; 8.04 MB
- Installing lightburn.pdf ; 485 KB
- LaserProcessingGuide Plastics.pdf ; 1.7 MB
- LightBurn Manual.pdf ; 6.78 MB
- Optics alignment.pdf ; 3.16 MB
- Quick Start Guide.pdf ; 2.29 MB