Laser Cutter - Full Spectrum

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Laser Cutter - Full Spectrum
Name 40W Laser Cutter
Zone Fab Lab

Owner i3Detroit
Make Model Full Spectrum Laser
Part Number HL40-5g Hobby Advanced Laser 20" x 12"
Date Acquired 2013/07/31
Storage Location South Bench of the Fab Lab
Authorization Required Yes
Status Running
Value 3500
IP Address
MAC Address 00:04:a3:a1:3c:df
Hostname fslaser.i3detroit.local
Documentation Owner's Manual black binder on west shelves

Online version: File:FSLaser Hobby Series Manual.pdf Old version: File:Hobby-adv-manual-r0.2.pdf

Other References



  • Please donate $0.25/min of cut time
  • Do not cut or engrave any material listed as BANNED on the Laser Materials List


Owner's Manual: black binder on west shelves

Vent fan, chiller, and air compressor can be controlled with the laser control buttons on the bench next to the laser cutter.

RetinaEngrave (control software) runs on a VM which you can access from the Raspberry Pi terminal hanging on the wall. Click the menu in the upper left, then "VMs", then "Retina Engrave".

Alternately, you can download and install it on your Windows laptop.

Power on the laser by twisting the Emergency Stop button clockwise a little bit, so it springs up. Wait for the controller to boot. RetinaEngrave should detect it. If not, try restarting RetinaEngrave, or use the "specify IP address for connection" and type in the number ( displayed on the laser's control panel.

Operation from this point should proceed according to the manual.

Maintenance Info



  • The focus slide could be redesigned for less flex.
  • Payment counter?
  • New roller design

Authorized Users and Trainers

Trainer Name Certified Date
Amelia Meyer 2014/12/27
Justin Triplett 2014/12/27
User Name Authorized By Date of Most Recent Training
Clayton McCord Amelia Meyer 2014/12/27
Nate Bezanson Amelia Meyer 2014/12/27
Kevin Flory Amelia Meyer 2014/12/27
Nikki Weltman Amelia Meyer 2014/12/27
Rob Lifton Amelia Meyer 2014/12/27
Marie-Therese Enga Amelia Meyer 2014/12/27
John Sugg Amelia Meyer 2014/12/27
Leonard Kinnaird-Heether Amelia Meyer 2014/12/27
Amelia Meyer Amelia Meyer 2014/12/27
Matt Gardeski Amelia Meyer 2014/12/27
Justin Triplett Amelia Meyer 2014/12/27
Matt Huber Amelia Meyer 2014/12/27
Greg Smith Amelia Meyer 2015/01/10
Ashley Prescott Amelia Meyer 2015/01/20
Mark Lenigan Amelia Meyer 2015/01/20
Chris Prout Amelia Meyer 2015/01/20
Al Schwartz Amelia Meyer 2015/01/20
Hans Chen Amelia Meyer 2015/01/20
Aaron Prunkard Matt Gardeski 2015/01/20
Tyler McCardell Amelia Meyer 2015/01/20
Alek Mabry Amelia Meyer 2015/01/20
Matthew Mabry Amelia Meyer 2015/01/20
Lewis Dennison Matt Gardeski 2015/01/31
Nico Raftis Justin Triplett 2015/04/08
Evan Allen Matt Gardeski 2015/11/14
Dan Pawlak Matt Gardeski 2015/11/14
Charlie Rysenga Amelia Meyer 2016/01/03

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