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Started by warmcanofcoke, Jan 27, 2020, 10:42 pm

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warmcanofcoke

Feb 04, 2020, 09:36 pm #15 Last Edit: Feb 07, 2020, 10:41 pm by warmcanofcoke
Well the exchange is tonight after work :P

I understand that the instructions are online, I have yet to download them, but I imagine you would have to use masking tape to cover the mirrored surfaces. Right now this is just hearsay.

After some research, it has been suggested I should upgrade to a K40 40w CO2 laser if I want to cut glass, metal and all wavelengths of colours acrylic. (It'll take fewer passes with the laser and speed up the cutting process.) It is recommended to buy a the $350 (8"X12") unit. And transfer the bits to the CNC device. (I'll keep you posted.)

But I could possibly write my name on the moon.  :P I'll look into it.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Mobile update:
Today I had Draconian sleeping sickness, spent most of my time, ... doing the thing I just described..

Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Feb 04, 2020, 04:35 am
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3258506
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3639200

https://shop.watterott.com/SilentStepStick-TMC2130-V2


Ordered some of the augments.

Need to track down decent eye protection.

Also going to setup some lights and do a proper video to document what I am doing.

Challenges:
1: Washing machine may have given up the ghost.
2: Home internet is down.

Funds may be in flux for a brief period of time.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Addendum:
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I have ordered several sheets of A4 size acrylic from Essex. The colors are orange, sky blue, lime green, and interestingly enough: sex shop pink.
They arrived at the same time as the Laser. These were colours found in the season twenty colourstripe on the Sharp console. I have a few shades of the other colours in my workshop.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Feb 08, 2020, 04:05 am #18 Last Edit: Feb 18, 2020, 02:58 am by warmcanofcoke
Internet is back on.



Instructions: https://reps.cc/?p=5

List of things I purchased so far:

Purchase 1:
Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Feb 04, 2020, 04:35 am
3000mW Blue CNC Laser Engraving Machine

Regular price $499.95
USD $299.95 USD

https://universalengraver.com/products/3000mw-blue-cnc-laser-engraving-machine-photography-automotive?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping&cmp_id=1811602539&adg_id=74915861452&kwd=&device=c&gclid=Cj0KCQiAsbrxBRDpARIsAAnnz_M_9cQaN-u4o4kmWaX19wf02X_g3K9S1fBdYe9Anbvyrl95lFFNQVsaAldlEALw_wcB


Purchase 2:
Quote
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3258506
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3639200
IMG_20200210_184239.jpg my Legos have arrived.

TMC SILENTSTEPSTICK SPI TMC2130 STEPPER DRIVER BOARD 1460-1187-ND
https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/trinamic-motion-control-gmbh/TMC-SILENTSTEPSTICK-SPI/1460-1187-ND/6572861

Total of $85 USD
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Purchase 3:
Quote
Arduino micro
Amazon: link to follow

K40 40W Laser Engraver. link to follow
$340 USD

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why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

A good friend of mine gave me a pair of laser safety goggles.
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Still going to research this thing.*
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Feb 17, 2020, 07:27 am #20 Last Edit: Feb 26, 2020, 06:52 pm by warmcanofcoke
Gather Round for I have a disclaimer to deliver.

I want everyone to be safe. I'm doing my own market research here. If you buy lasers, treat them with respect. Protect your eyes. Take Safeguards. Educate yourself and make an informed decision. I'm thinking webcam the laser and have the TV on another floor.

So after watching a metric kilogram of 3D Printer reviews and Laser safety guides and you know what is really weird? How Mad Scientist is this?: All the files necessary to build a 3D printed Robot Arm

https://www.anninrobotics.com/downloads

https://roboteurs.com/products/rbx1-remix-3d-printed-6-axis-robot-arm-kit

https://www.tomtop.com/p-e7700g.html?currency=USD&Warehouse=CN&aid=gplausyly&mid=10000018477&utm_source=SEM&utm_medium=Google+Adwords&utm_campaign=TT_PLA_YLY&utm_content=2945&gclid=CjwKCAiAy9jyBRA6EiwAeclQhAAKGqr5nwJMA_tmMTNoCZPa6zzRO547VHVdUPuz4euRwOUegwz-khoCFsUQAvD_BwE

A robot arm such as one of these with a few additional accessories could cut a 3D rendering of a Hartnell Eagle Plinth out of wood. It could switch between the Laser cartridge and the wood milling attachment.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

Angelus Lupus

Feb 17, 2020, 01:36 pm #21 Last Edit: Feb 17, 2020, 01:37 pm by Angelus Lupus
Using a 3d printing machine to print another machine? Reminds me of this:
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A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

warmcanofcoke

I wonder if the internet has a easy return policy? :P
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Feb 21, 2020, 10:31 pm #23 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2020, 08:29 am by warmcanofcoke
The man must have woke up from sitting down and doing whatever he was doing and noticed that I was sold the laser so Amazon cancelled my order. I suspect they just wanted the cheapest price online so you would go to their store and buy some of their stuff but apparently they didn't want to actually sell me a laser. So I've ordered a new laser another K40 * and I'm also planning on buying a water chiller to keep the laser nice and cool for water-cooling purposes . More report later.

*For an additional cost of $ 50 USD.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Feb 26, 2020, 03:40 am #24 Last Edit: Feb 26, 2020, 06:04 am by warmcanofcoke
I think I found some protective goggles for my 40W CO2 Laser.

Thoughts?

The Goggles.jpg

Z&Z Medical

Laser Protective Glasses, Co2/Eximer - Model #55

Item Number: LS-CD2-55

$75.00 $60.00

3-5 Business Days For Manufacturing, Free Shipping (Continental US)

Model 55 Frame. Comfortable padded laser goggle. Fit-over capable.
Wavelength
   
Optical Density   Color        Visible Light
                                        Transmission
190-370nm 5+    Clear    82.0%
10600nm    6+    Clear    82.0%

https://www.zzmedical.com/laser-protective-glasses-co2-eximer-model-55.html?utm_source=google_shopping&scid=scplp4604&sc_intid=4604&gclid=Cj0KCQiA4sjyBRC5ARIsAEHsELHzYTWzMIKFlAMX9iwhIcniYg5HgHB7x97Chl6Do1hS5BQp8zh7j-4aAs5tEALw_wcB
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Feb 29, 2020, 04:46 pm #25 Last Edit: Feb 29, 2020, 04:58 pm by warmcanofcoke
After defeating the Sontarans on Gallifrey, and saying good by to Leela (sad face), my new K9 arrived.
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Can't wait to unbox him.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

fivefingeredstyre


warmcanofcoke

Mar 01, 2020, 09:36 am #27 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2020, 09:38 am by warmcanofcoke
I was hearing crickets man.  :P

I was hoping for someone to come forward and share their experience. Or at least cheer me on. Thank you by the way. I was scared after the accident and I still wanted to build.

It is 4:35 am my time, my dad will probably call me around 9am and we are going to move some things around in the basement. Then I'll Set up lights and a turn table for an unboxing video. But even then I need a water chiller and an air extractor. A basic kit comes with the laser but everyone says to upgrade.

So, I have plans to go to Toronto Comicon this Year. Going to add Peter's signature to the Dalek Survival guide.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Mar 01, 2020, 08:28 pm #28 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2020, 08:36 pm by warmcanofcoke
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Soon the set for the unboxing will be ready.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

kutan66

Is there any space in there for the contents of the boxes! :)